Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Gareth Bale is under pressure

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After making his world-record, £85million move from Tottenham to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale will be under immense pressure, according to PSG and Sweden striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

He also believes Bale may crack under the pressure, and disappoint many Madrid fans.

"No footballer is worth paying that amount of money for. There is a lot of pressure on him," said the ex-Juventus and Barcelona striker.

Ibrahimovic was speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live for a recent documentary when he made the observations about the Welshman.

"I know that when (France's three-time world footballer of the year) Zinedine Zidane played for Madrid, the fans were whistling against him," he added.

"If they can whistle against Zidane, for me one of the best players in history, I hope Bale has a lot of patience."

The Swede isn't a stranger to transfers, making six, big money moves since 2000, the first being his £5million move from Malmo to Ajax.

Three years later, he left Ajax for Juventus in a deal worth £12million and after just two years there he switched to Inter Milan for a fee of £20million, his biggest transfer fee at that point.

After a slightly longer, three-year stay with Inter he secured a £56.5million move to Barcelona in 2009. This was an unsuccessful transfer, where after leaving he branded Pep Guardiola a 'coward' and Messi and the rest of the Barca squad, his 'school children'.

After claiming Guardiola almost ruined his career, he made another move, this time back to the San Siro, but not at Internazionale, this time AC Milan, which cost the Rossoneri £24million.

Before this move was made permanent, he spent 2010 with Milan on loan. After just one year as a permanent Milan player, he and Thiago SIlva left the Italian side for wealthy Paris Saint-German. Ibrahimovic was the cheaper of the two, costing £15.7million.

"I had a dream to come to Barcelona," Ibrahimovic, who has 93 caps for Sweden, continued. "But afterwards I am thinking that maybe you should keep your dreams, instead of making it come true.

"Bale's move is similar to my transfer to Barcelona, but what creates that situation and the fee is the media, the selling club and how desperate the buying club are to buy a big name."

Ibrahimovic was incredibly linked with Southampton at one point, along with Arsenal and Manchester City, but he believes his chance to play in the Premier League has gone.

When he was just 19, he was invited to the Arsenal training ground to meet Arsene Wenger, where he was presented with an Arsenal number nine shirt, with his name printed on the back, however this deal fell through, and he made the switch to Ajax.

"To come to England? My time has passed," said Ibrahimovic, who has scored 45 international goals.

"I am above 30, I have a good relationship with PSG, with the team. I feel that I can bring out all my qualities at PSG. I have a big responsibility also at PSG. So in my mind, no.

"But then you never know what happens in football. When I went to Barcelona, I was living my dream.

"In my head I was there for five years. In the end I was there for only one. So every time I plan my future, I change it. So better to take one day at a time."

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