Gareth Bale is under immense lot of pressure with his new title of 'worlds most expensive player'
With an £85million price tag all eyes will be upon the Welsh winger when he makes his debut for Los Blancos. The 24year-old midfielder is thought to play some part in Real Madrids trip to Villa Real this weekend.
The Welsh International took part in a day of training with his Real Madrid team mates. Bale was greeted by Cristiano Ronaldo- the man he replaced as most expensive player in the world. The heat is now on for the former Tottenham player to prove his worth.
Ian Rush has warned Gareth Bale he will need to hit the ground running following this world-record transfer switch to Real Madrid.
Rush understands the challenges Bale will face, having spent a season with Italian giants Juventus. The former Liverpool player was signed for a British record fee by the Serie A club.
The former Welsh International spoke about Bale whilst hosting the FAW Community Awards: 'I hope the media out there give him a bit of time as it might take him two or three games to get going, but sometimes in today's world it is about that instant impression and I hope he will be okay with that.'
Rush continued: "He just needs games, sometimes he may be on the bench at Real, but the more he is on the bench the longer it will take him to get match fit.
Bale's staggering summer move to Real Madrid has singled him out as one of the game's global superstars, but Rush is convinced that Bale will improve at Real Madrid and the club will help him develop his already outstanding footballing talent .
"He is only 24 and now he will be getting that experience of European football so it will be a big education for him, as it was for me.
"He may not become the player people expect him to be, but he will be a better player. It may be that we haven't seen anything yet from him".
Rush concluded that the high quality or coaches and players at Real Madrid will benefit Bale greatly,
"A club like Real Madrid do not invest that sort of money if they don't believe you can get better. He will train with some of the best coaches and players in the world every day."