"I think it was clear that Bale likes Madrid, likes the challenge, likes the situation".
He previously played for America Mineiro and Santos, before moving to Porto, where he won two league titles in four years. "He's been one reason, but it's also that ambitious project of the club that convinced me to come".
City has a shortage of wide defenders after releasing Gael Clichy, Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna last month and then allowing Aleksandar Kolarov to move to Italian side Roma on Saturday.
The 26-year-old does not have a confirmed squad number as yet but the club have announced that it will be revealed in due course.
He endured a tough time in the Spanish capital, where he became a victim of the Santiago Bernabeu's infamous boo-boys, forcing head coach Zinedine Zidane to regularly defend the player.
Argentina global Sergio Romero is considered the Premier League's best back-up keeper and played all of United'sEuropa League campaign including the final in Copenhagen.
"He (Guardiola) told me I'm ready and that I can play in several positions, right back, left back, midfield". Today's a test, that is probably the right word, but I prefer to say an experience for us as a team and for players that didn't play much in the last match. "So I'm very excited to start on August 12".
Arab League condemns Israeli practices in al-Aqsa mosque
Although the mosque reopened on Sunday, Netanyahu ordered the installation of metal detectors at two of the mosque's entrances. But this week, the Waqf was boycotting the Temple Mount over Israel's decision to reinstall metal detectors at its entrances.
Bartolo Colon making Twins debut on Tuesday
A four-time All-Star, Colon made his major-league debut in 1997 and the Twins will be his 10th major-league team. It was Colon 514th major league start and the Twins were the Dominican pitcher's 10th big-league club.