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Gareth Bale: Is he worth the money?

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Gareth  Bale, who only a year ago was an ordinary member of the Tottenham roster, is now the subject of a world-record transfer to Spanish giants, Real Madrid. 

The summer transfer speculations have truly transformed the Welsh prodigy, Bale, into one of the most popular figures in world football. Having secured the PFA and the FWA awards under his belt with an impressive tally of 24 goals, the Welshman has captivated the attention of La Liga runners-up, Real Madrid.  

His extraordinary performances at Premier League have set Real on a desperate hunt to lure the Welsh international to Santiago Bernabeau.

Already at the prime of his youth (aged only 24) and considered by many as the best in EPL, Gareth Bale will surely go on in the future to match the likes of Messi and Ronaldo. A historic move to the nine-times European champions, Real Madrid would be a match made in heaven for both the club and the player, and is sure help Bale achieve success at the highest level.

But shall he remain with the Spurs, a team rid of quality, then becoming the greatest in the world would be well beyond question.

Being one of the richest clubs in all of Europe, Real Madrid has developed a reputation of spending stupendous amounts of money on high-profile players. But this time they launched a bid that no one expected even from them - a staggering £85 million.

But the big question mark on everyone’s mind is that whether Bale is really worth that price. And what if this sensational transfer just turns out to be a repeat of Kaka’s move from AC Milan.

Bale has, over the last years exhibited startling brilliance on the pitch, dazzling the awe-struck fans with his spectacular magic. With an arsenal of mesmerising skills and elusive footwork at his disposal, the Tottenham golden boy is undoubtedly one of the very best in his position. 

With lightning speed and a lethal threat from corners, the Welsh talisman is known to strike fear at the heart of every defender. Bale’s individual stardom has often been counted upon as the only hope for Tottenham’s success, but a single man cannot always fill the role of eleven.

With blazing speed, perfect balance, and extraordinary talent, the unique qualities of the Welsh wonder is undeniable in its greatness.

But, the jaw-dropping sum of £85m offered by Real Madrid, surely transgresses the realms of logic. The lucrative contract proposed by the Spanish giants far outstrip Cristiano Ronaldo’s record transfer fee of £80m, meaning Bale’s value is greater than CR7 - an absurd thought likely to be denied by everyone.

Bale is unquestionably one of the greatest of modern –day footballers , and it is no wonder that he will achieve the utmost level of footballing greatness in the years to come; but the crazy numbers that Real Madrid are offering for 24-year old is sheer exaggeration of his capabilities.

Supported by mega-rich owner, the seemingly ever-existing wealth of the Spanish club surely bears no boundaries as far as their actions indicate. With the power and greed for money increasing in the footballing world at an alarming rate, the last races of loyalty seems to be wearing out. And taking its advantage, Real Madrid are prepared to break the bank and dig deep into their pockets to lure the best players to join their ranks.

Whether we view it from the perspective of statics or the status, Ronaldo is unquestionably a superior player in comparison to Bale, and Madrid will only be disgracing Ronaldo’s coveted value at the football market, if Bale’s transfer fee exceeds the world record of £80 million.

And the fact remains, that no matter how expensive his transfer may be, there is no guarantee that the Welshman will be able to replicate his intriguing performance for Real

Madrid and blend seamlessly into their counter-attacking style of play.

In my opinion, a sum between £35 and £60 million would be a more appropriate price for Tottenham’s most celebrated icon.

 

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