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Gareth Bale signs for Real Madrid: Reaction

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Zinedine Zidane, Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo are all revered for reaching the dizzying heights of success in the game of football.

The trio have all spoken out about Gareth Bale, the world's most expensive player, with a price tag of £86 million.

Zidane made it clear to Bale earlier this summer that the opportunity available at the Bernabeu was one not to miss - the Frenchman also made clear he was a personal fan of the Welsh winger.

Zidane expressed his admiration of Bale: “Last season Gareth was on the same level as Ronaldo and Messi."

The assistant coach and sporting director at Real Madrid went on to say: “He is already one of the finest player in Europe and he has everything needed to become the best player in the world.

"It is a bit of a cliche - but it is true you become a better player playing with better players.”

Others at Real Madrid have also welcomed the addition of Bale to the squad.

"If a player like Bale comes along, he’ll be welcomed," said captain Iker Casillas.

As reported in The Independent, reappointed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stated: "I asked the club to buy him last season but it was not possible."

The former Real Madrid manager added: "It looks like it is happening this season so I am happy for them because they have got a fantastic player but, of course, the numbers are huge numbers and the kid has to go now and there's pressure to prove that he's worth that investment."

Bale says the lure of playing alongside Ronaldo was a "massive factor" in his decision to join Real Madrid. Despite being the world's most expensive player, Bale realises that Ronaldo is "the boss" at Real Madrid.

"Cristiano for me is the best player in the world and he was a factor for me in deciding to come here," Bale told the Daily Mail.

However when asked about Bale, Ronaldo decided to keep his views close to his chest.

"I have my opinion about Bale, but I will not go public with it", said Ronaldo.

Individuals involved in the game have questioned the price Bale has been sold for. Former Real Madrid player Raul said: "(Bale is) a brilliant player and would bring a lot to Madrid, but he’s very expensive.

"Tottenham have overestimated his price."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also expressed his view on Bale's lucrative move to Madrid.

"It's quite amazing in the year when Financial Fair Play comes in, world football goes completely crazy."

The Arsenal manager was less than impressed with the amount the Spanish giants paid for the Welsh wizard.

"You wonder what kind of impact and effect it has on the football world. It looks like it has made everybody worse than before. It makes a joke of it."

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