Gareth Bale: Top five goals

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Gareth Bale will become the most expensive footballer of all time when he joins Real Madrid for Tottenham in the next few days.

The Spanish giants are set to pay upwards of £90m for the Wales international, who has lit up the Premier League in recent seasons.

Last year was undoubtedly his most outstanding campaign. Bale scored some of the most magnificent goals you're every likely to see but, despite his best efforts, Tottenham still failed to finish inside the top four.

From September onwards, Bale will ply his trade at the Bernabeu, where the demanding crowd will expect the 24-year-old to continue smashing in those trademark left-footed drives from range in the biggest matches that club football has to offer.

Here are five of his best goals to date.

5. Norwich City v Tottenham

When Bale's in full flight, he's nigh on impossible to stop - much like his future team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

After picking up the ball inside his own half, the Wales international embarks on a lung-busting run with the ball glued to his left foot, before firing into the opposite corner of the Norwich City net with the outside of his boot.

4. Wales v Scotland

Bale may never play in a World Cup finals, but that won't stop him scoring sensational goals for his beloved Wales.

Back in October, he netted the best goal of his international career in a World Cup qualifier against Scotland.

With the clock ticking down to full time, Bale ran 30 yards past one opponent before lashing the ball into the far corner of the net.

3. Tottenham v Sunderland

If this does prove to be Gareth Bale's last goal for Tottenham, then it's fair to say he bowed out in style.

In the 90th minute of the final match of last season, Bale cut on to his deadly left foot before curling an unstoppable 25-yard effort past Simon Mignolet.

Sadly for Tottenham, it still wasn't enough to secure Champions League football.

2. West Ham v Tottenham

Another last-minute goal, and another absolute peach.

Bale scored one of the best goals of his career against West Ham in February, picking up the ball from 30 yards before unleashing a thunderbolt from range.

It found the top corner to earn Tottenham a precious 3-2 win. The stuff dreams are made of.

1. Stoke City v Tottenham

A volley that Marco van Basten would have been proud of - or any iconic player, for that matter.

Bale's perfectly executed volley against Stoke City remains his finest goal.

No more words are required. Just sit back, watch and enjoy.

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