Tottenham star Gareth Bale has taken the Premier League by storm this season.
Scoring 21 goals and bagging four assists, Bale has been sensational. But will he become the greatest player in the world?
Not for some time yet. At 23 years of age, Bale is still incredibly young and has his whole future ahead of him. However, his next destination is likely to be the making of him.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly happy to pay up to £100m for the Welsh international, which would make him the most expensive player in history.
If - and it is a big if - that happens, surely Bale would develop more and more each season - and even by the age of 26 he could win the famous Ballon d'Or.
What makes Bale unique from the rest of the wingers/forwards is his agility and vision to run through the lines and create something from nothing.
His pace brings something extraordinary to his game, whilst coinciding with the vision he has and determination on the training ground this boy could really come of age in the next couple of years.
Not to mention his free-kicks. Some may say he has the same technique as Cristiano Ronaldo in performing the art. Could Bale be Ronaldo's successor at Real Madrid?
In saying that, Mark Hughes came out and said that Gareth Bale is "made to measure for Manchester United". However, I couldn't see Daniel Levy selling his magic maestro to a Premier League rival.
This summer will be pivotal in Bale's future, and we will get a very good understanding if he does indeed progress through the ranks of Europe and become one of the most influential forwards in the world.
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