2: Gareth Bale | Real Madrid

Cost: £80m

Those who are scratching their heads at the Welshman's inclusion obviously haven't been watching much La Liga this year.

Despite getting off to a slow start Bale has proven critics that he has exactly what it takes to cut it in the same team as Cristiano Ronaldo, and is steadily amassing an impressive goals/ assists to games ratio.

Sure he's one of the most expensive players in history, but he's only going to go from strength to strength at Madrid. 

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