Waste or worthy investment? World response to Bale transfer
2 September 2013 Last updated at 19:45 BST
Real Madrid fans have given a warm welcome to Gareth Bale, who became the world's most expensive player with his record £85.3m ($132m) transfer fee.
The 24-year-old Wales international spent six years in the Premiership and scored 21 league goals for Tottenham last season.
But do people around the world think he is worth the money? Here are some snippets of world reaction from Colombia, Indonesia and Nigeria.