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Gareth Bale Better than Messi, Ronaldo by; Zidane


Adesina Adetunji:
Former Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane
has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur
playmaker Gareth Bale is now the best player
in the world and could be worth as much as
£60 million, reports the Daily Mail.
The Wales international has just been
crowned both the Professional Footballers’
Association Player of the Year and the Young
Player of the Year after what has been an
outstanding campaign for the high-flying
north London club.
However, were Andre Villas-Boas’s side not to
finish this season in the top four of the
Premier League, and with it entry into the
Uefa Champions League, then there appears
every likelihood that the 23-year-old will
depart White Hart Lane this summer.
And remarkably Madrid sporting director
Zidane feels that on current form, Bale is now
the best player in Europe, superior to both
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and his own team’s
Cristiano Ronaldo, which means that there
will be quite some battle to land the winger if
and when he does decide to quit Spurs.
“After the season he has just had – and still
being so young of course Gareth Bale is going
to be one of the most expensive players in the
world if he decides to move,” Zidane is
quoted as saying in the Mail.
“Tottenham could command £40m, £50m,
maybe even £60m for him. It is a lot of money
– but there are maybe three or four teams in
the world that can pay that sort of transfer
fee – and it wont put them off.
“They would be getting the best player in
Europe this season – and he is at an age
where he can still play at the top for another
ten years. What I like about him is that he has
this electric pace – but also a big footballing
brain to go with it. That is very rare.
“A player like Bale can be the difference
between a big club winning the league or
Champions League.”


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