Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/2/13
11 a.m. ET: The dominoes are falling fast all over Europe. The transfer deadline for many of Europe’s major soccer leagues is upon us, and players are switching teams in a frenzy of deadline-day moves. The summer transfer window, which opened on June 11 for Premier League clubs, has seen members of England’s top-flight spend mind-boggling amounts of money on new players. The summer-spending record of £500 million ($774.8 million) was set in 2008. Deadline-day activity involving English clubs willl almost certainly break that half-billion-pound barrier, raising the bar for what is possible in “silly season.” However, the biggest transfer — ever — has taken place in Spain. After a lengthy pursuit, Real Madrid finally landed Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur. England’s reigning Player of the Year will take his talents to the Spanish capital. He will reportedly wear a price tag of around £85.3 million ($133 million) and the badge of “world’s most expensive player” as he looks to become a legend at the Bernabeu. Bale joins the likes of will join the likes Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham as “Galacticos” — superstars whom the Spanish giant is willing to pay any price to acquire. Bale’s transfer has set the transfer wheels spinning again. His arrival will prompt Real Madrid to sell some of its stars, including Mezut Ozil, who looks bound for Arsenal and Kaka, who is returning to AC Milan. The transfer window for Premier League clubs closes around 6 p.m. ET. We’ll follow all the major comings and goings from England and beyond in this space. Stay with us to see which teams and players are making major moves on transfer deadline day. Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer or @mkomard, his Facebook page or NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag. Filed under: Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Manchester United FC, Marcus Kwesi O'Mard, Premier League, Rumors, Soccer, Top Stories

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