Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos believes Gareth Bale is worth the €100 million that his former club paid for the Welsh star.
Barcelona boss Tata Martino had suggested that the Bernabeu outfit paid too much for the star, however the former Brazil star dismissed the claims of the Catalans boss.
Carlos believes that to buy the best you have to spend the most money and he compared Bale's move to Madrid with Neymar's move to Barcelona.
Speaking to AS, Carlos said: "They have paid that because he deserves it.
"They also paid a lot for (Zinedine) Zidane, (Luis) Figo, Ronaldo, Cristiano (Ronaldo). Barcelona also paid much for Neymar. They are worth it.
"That is why I don't understand Tata Martino's critique of the signing of Bale alluding to the economic situation. You have to pay for this type of player."
After Bale's arrival at the Bernabeu, many have compared Real's current team with their last Champions League winning side of 2002, however Carlos believes it would be unfair to compare the two sides.
The Brazilian legend continued by saying: "Do not compare.This Madrid is great, but to be equal or better they have to achieve what we did.
"In the league are not going well. But many times we had that and we won the Champions League."
Current Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti will be desperate to claim the club's 10th major European title this season and will also be hoping to return to the top of La Liga after Barcelona were the kings of Spain last season.