The Beast of the Week: Gareth Bale

Some records seem like they will never be broken, but records are meant to be broken no matter how impressive they may be. After Cristiano Ronaldo was bought for 80 million pounds (93.9 million euros) by Real Madrid from Manchester United, no one thought that a transfer of that magnitude could ever be surpassed. But on September 1st 2013, a new player took the title from Ronaldo, and Real Madrid was the buyer once again. Gareth Bale was bought by Madrid for an estimated 85 million pounds (100 million Euros). Bale finally inks a six year deal after his name was constantly brought up in transfer news. After earning the footballer of the year award in the Premier League, and scoring 31 goals for club and country, Gareth Bale’s stock flew up high and many clubs took notice. Many clubs were linked into making a bid for the player, but Real Madrid (the club that has had the top five most expensive transfers in all of football history) made the biggest bid.

GarethBaleAt first, Tottenham said that Gareth Bale was not for sale, but Real Madrid made them an offer they could not resist. The transfer is huge, and with that money spent, Real Madrid gets a player that can play behind the striker (number 10), can play opposite side of Cristiano Ronaldo as the right mid, and can also play the striker position. The expectations are sky high, and the supporters will like to see their club win La Decima (the 10th Champions League crown). Gareth Bale will start helping Real Madrid once he is up to date with his fitness and synchronized with the chemistry of the team so he will not start right away. We know Cristiano Ronaldo is a game changer who has the ability to score goals when Madrid needs them. Now with Gareth Bale, they have two players who share that quality. With this transfer, Real Madrid becomes Europe’s most dangerous team.


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