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Why do Real Madrid & Spurs value Bale so highly?

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Bale looks to be on his way out. (©GettyImages)
Bale looks to be on his way out. (©GettyImages).

Gareth Bale was one of the stand-out players in the world last season. 

His flair, ability to create chances for himself and his team mates, and his finishing were superb last season. 

There is no doubt he is a world-class player, but it is beyond thought that a football player can be valued at almost £90 million. 

Unbelievably though, Real Madrid believe that he is worth the risk of such a big price tag.

Arsene Wenger finds this potential transfer unbelievable saying to reporters last week: "It makes a joke of the financial fair play regulations." 

Madrid are well known for spending big bucks on players. Cristiano Ronaldo was bought for a whopping £80 million. 

This transfer broke all sorts of records at the time, but I can definitely see Cristiano Ronaldo being worth more money than Gareth Bale. 

Ronaldo is the all-round package. Let’s be honest, Bale has only really had one good season and that was the season just past. 

He has burst on to the scene and suddenly he is rated at more than £85 million. When Ronaldo was 21, he was scoring 21 goals in a season and countless amount of assists, when Bale was 21, he scored three goals. 

Perhaps Bale has found his favourite position last season, which he was not being played in a few years ago, but one good season does not make you worth the price tag Spurs have given him and Madrid are willing to pay for him.

Borussia Dortmund were ready to accept an offer of £32 million for Marco Reus from numerous teams. This is almost one third of the price that Spurs have rejected from Madrid. 

Reus scored 18 goals and made 11 assists last season. Bale scored 24 goals and made eight assists last season. 

How can the price tag for Bale be justified when Reus has a price tag of £32 million and they are almost impossible to separate statistically on the pitch? 

Another example, Juan Mata. The Spaniard was bought for a transfer fee of £23.5 million, almost a quarter of Gareth Bale’s price tag. Mata scored 16 goals and made 22 assists last season.

With many players having just as good a season as Gareth Bale, why are Madrid willing to pay such a sizeable price for his services, when they can get just as good (or better) a player for much cheaper? And why have Spurs set such a high price tag for him?

Does Gareth Bale deserve this mammoth price tag or are Real Madrid stupid for being willing to pay it? 


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