Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale's futures at their respective clubs has been surrounded by constant speculation throughout the summer, with a number of teams tracking the players.
Clubs that have been consistently linked with acquiring their services include Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG, huge teams with a lot of financial backing.
If they are to buy one of these outstanding players they will have to part with a massive amount of money, with Madrid reportedly wanting £88m for Ronaldo and Tottenham wanting £60m for Bale, although they insist he is not for sale.
At present the Portuguese international is better than Bale, both he and Lionel Messi are on another level from the rest of the players in the world.
However, the Welshman is blossoming into an unbelievable footballer and is expected to reach the same heights of the game that Ronaldo has in the years to come.
At just 23-years-of-age, a club is going to get maybe eight years out of Bale at his very best but with the 28-year-old Ronaldo, they may only get another couple.
The two players have many similarities, they both have excellent physical qualities, being very powerful players with lighting speed. They are also nightmares for a defender to mark, making them brilliant assets for any team.
So, if one of Europe's big spenders was to cough up the money and had the option for one of the two players, they should opt for the younger and cheaper Bale.
However, Real Madrid could end up with both players if they don't manage to sign Luis Suarez or Edinson Cavani. A team with Ronaldo and Bale on both wings would be unstoppable.
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