Although unsettled by the huge sums of money involved in the transfer, Lopez understands that, ultimately, Real is free to operate as it pleases.
"It's a hell of a lot of money and it makes me uncomfortable that a sports person can generate this type of transfer fee," said Lopez.
"But with the club being a private company they can offer what they want, with a view to recouping the fee over time and turning a profit with the money generated by Bale."
Telecommunications worker Patrica Manzanares Lopez, 31, who has been forced to rent two hours from Madrid due to the economic crisis, added: "Florentino is a businessman and knows he will win twice with advertising, because Bale is a good player."
Jose Coria Fernandez is a worker on the Madrid underground who has not had a pay rise in six years. He thinks the money spent on the Bale deal is symptomatic of widespread financial irresponsibility in Spanish football.
"There are degrees of immorality about this fee and the money being generated by the bigger teams in the modern game," said Fernandez.
"Most clubs in Spain live financially beyond their means and as long as the football governing bodies turn a blind eye, and they get special treatment from the Spanish revenue system, this won't change.
"The banks seem to be happy to lend the major clubs these sums of money and they are treated in a way other companies aren't."
Bale's arrival is the latest example of Real and archrival Barcelona importing expensive, top-level players, while other less wealthy La Liga clubs try and keep pace.
Many of these smaller clubs are seeing the best Spanish players depart for foreign leagues.
The situation within Spanish football has become so dire that Juan Ramon Canadas, an armchair Real fan who attends games sporadically, finds himself drawn to city rival Atletico Madrid.
"I watch less and less Spanish football as the league is a competition between just two teams," reasoned Canadas.
"I tend to watch more Champions League football. I've started to become fond of teams such as Atletico Madrid who do well with inferior financial resources."
He considers the enormous Bale fee to be "an embarrassment and a shame."
"It does nothing to promote true sporting values and does nothing to add to community spirit, it's pure business," he argued.
"If they pay this fee it's because they know that it will be profitable via TV rights, image rights, etc.
"It turns me off Real Madrid."
Real hope the signing of Bale will help the team win a record 10th European Cup, the fabled, sought-after "Decima."
If the Welshman scores the winning goal in the final of this season's Champions League, would Canadas be able to put aside his price tag and celebrate?
"Inevitably I'll celebrate it," he conceded. "Once the money has been paid, one has to take advantage of the situation."