Coleman: Bale good enough for Barcelona or Real Madrid

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Wales manager Chris Coleman has backed Gareth Bale to one day complete a big money move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Bale took centre stage as Wales recorded their first World Cup Qualifying win over Scotland on Friday.

The Tottenham winger scored twice, including a stunning late winner, as Wales came from behind to beat Scotland 2-1 in Cardiff.

Bale has previously stated his desire to play abroad, and was briefly linked with a move away from White Hart Lane to Barcelona over the summer.

However the Welshman recently signed a new deal with Spurs that could see him stay in north London until 2016.

After his remarkable performance on Friday, Coleman described the Tottenham man as one of the most ‘dangerous’ attacking players on the planet, and backed him to stand out even if he were rubbing shoulders with the best in the world.

When quizzed about bale’s future and a potential switch to either Barcelona or Real Madrid, Coleman replied: “Gareth’s a quiet lad. You would never think he is one of the most dangerous left-sided attacker on the planet, but he is.

“And he wouldn’t be fazed by moving. He loves playing football, that’s when he smiles. He has the character to handle that.

“It’s not easy moving to another country, another culture. It’s a tough ask. But he’s young and has it all in front of him.

“He’s a totally level-headed lad who is completely unaffected by it all so there are no concerns about getting big-headed.”

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