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Bale to be supported by another Brit abroad

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Bale scored a debut goal for Madrid. (©GettyImages)
Bale scored a debut goal for Madrid. (©GettyImages).

Gareth Bale will have the support of a fellow British export as he looks to settle in at Real Madrid.

First-team coach Paul Clement will be on hand to help Bale settle at his new club, just as he did when David Beckham joined Paris Saint-Germain earlier this year.

Clement himself only arrived in Madrid this summer as he continued to work alongside Carlo Ancelotti having been on the coaching staff with the Italian at PSG.

Clement explained how he'd formed a bond with Beckham and will look to do the same with Bale, he told Sky Sports: "It's a similar scenario. I had a really good relationship with David, mostly because we were two Englishmen in Paris. He could always lean on me.

"He did, at times, and I think having someone else around who spoke the same language helped him settle in France.

"Gareth and I can develop the same kind of professional relationship here and help each other."

Having arrived in Madrid in a world-record deal, Bale has already seen the benefit of having Clement around.

"I've been speaking to him at training over set-plays and tactical organisation, things he might not understand straight away because all those drills are done in Spanish," explained Clement.

Bale made an immediate impact at the weekend, scoring on his debut as Real Madrid could only earn a point at Villarreal with a 2-2 draw.

The Welshman's world record deal surpassed the amount Real Madrid paid to Manchester United when they signed Ronaldo in 2009, but announcements over the weekend confirmed Ronaldo has put pen-to-paper on a new deal that will keep in the Spanish capital until 2018 and see him pocket a reported €17m a year.

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