Real Madrid have been walking the yellow brick road all season and now that they've finally arrived at Oz the question is will they be satisfied with the Welsh Wizard they've journeyed so long to find?
Spending €100m on Gareth Bale seems like an astonishing gamble from Real when you consider we are talking about a player who less than five years ago was being touted as a potential makeweight in a deal to bring Stewart Downing to White Hart Lane.
However, Bale quickly developed into a winning lottery ticket for Tottenham and Daniel Levy started giddily spending his Euromillions winnings on credit even before cashing in his ticket.
Spurs have brought in a dizzying array of talent and the consensus seems to be that they are now in a much stronger position despite the sale of their best player.
But make no mistake they have sold THEIR BEST PLAYER – and Real, a squad already bursting with superstars, are only interested in the best of the best.
There is a saying in American sports that 'four quarters does not always make up a dollar' which could ring true here.
The point is that if you have a true superstar, one who can do things that few else can, then you really can't replace him with lesser parts, no matter how shiny and full of promise those parts may be.
You can spend £20m here, £30m there, but you will not end up with another Gareth Bale.
Last season Bale was the man for Spurs. The stats are impressive: 21 goals and seven assists in the league alone, but it is as much about the when as the what when it comes to Bale.
He produced *moments.* When his team was struggling to make something happen, to even create chances, he seemed to say, 'relax, I've got this' and scored some sensational goals, individual goals, at crucial moments.
A run of 11 goals in 10 games this year included four late winners, among them strikes of ridiculous quality against Lyon and West Ham.
Single-handedly deciding games on a consistent basis; only the truly great players - Maradona, Messi, both Ronaldos, Zidane - can do this.
Bale cannot be extolled in their class just yet as he only had this one transcendent season but he has the potential to get there and that's why Real are putting all their chips on the table and saying to the football world: 'We're all-in on Gareth Bale'.
Make no mistake Tottenham have done very well out of this deal, it was clear Bale wanted out and they have acted quickly and decisively.
They now have a bulky squad that could challenge the top three in the Premier League but that does not mean we shouldn't mourn the fact that British football has lost one of its most exciting ever talents.
If Spurs had somehow managed to keep Bale they could have been all the stronger – it might have taken longer, it might have taken a little patience – but they could have been stronger.
Obviously they would not have been able to go on the sort of summer supermarket sweep they have done but they wouldn't have needed to with Bale on the side.
Last season they were somewhat of a one-man team but if they could have just sprinkled a little more talent, a little more depth around Bale then they truly could have had something special.
It seems the en vogue thing to say Bale is 'not worth the money' Real have paid for him but you need to close your eyes and remind yourself of those goals and moments that Bale produced last season.
His career is starting to resemble an avalanche that is constantly gathering pace and momentum and Real may just have snatched him right at the moment he is about to crash full force into the footballing world.
He's good, very good, but he could be great. Spurs fans can talk about Lamela, Soldado, Paulinho and Eriksen but in 50 years times it might just be Bale that their grandchildren are asking them about.
But at the end of the day these are just thoughts and predictions. The great thing about football is it will all be played out in front of our eyes. Gossip time is over, it's time to play.
Gareth Bale is very, very nearly a Real Madrid player. Will he become a true great? An expensive flop? Something in between? It's going to be fun finding out.
Dorothy was disappointed by 'the man behind the curtain' but I suspect Real will not.
Either way...Real Madrid fans…you're off to see the wizard.