Real Madrid offer Gareth Bale kit, break online team store


(H/T to @TheTotalLFC)

Talk about jumping the gun.

Gareth Bale might not have a Real Madrid shirt yet, but a few lucky fans may have been quick enough to order theirs through Real Madrid’s official online store Thursday.

In a gaffe that Real quickly remedied (the online store’s website was quickly “down for maintenance”), the Spanish giants — or their kit sponsors adidas — appear to have tipped their hand that the deal everyone was expecting to get done is finally inching toward the finish line.

The only question left to answer is: Will Bale’s shirt sales counterbalance the rumored world record fee Real Madrid are expected to pay for the Welshman?