Tuesday, August 20, 2013
''IS GARETH BALE WORTH £85 MILLION? NO AT ALL!'' FORMER REAL MADRID CAPTAIN, RAUL GONZALEZ
Real Madrid legend, Raul Gonzalez has bluntly stated that Tottenham's valuation on wantaway forward, Gareth Bale is outrageous and he is of the opinion that the Welsh does not deserve the pay from his boyhood club.
The Spanish giants have made Bale their number one transfer target and are expected to confirm his signing for a world record £85million before the end of the transfer window.
Raul was a Real regular when they previously broke transfer records in recruiting Luis Figo for £37m in 2000, Zinedine Zidane for £50m in 2001, Kaka for £56m in 2009 and Cristiano Ronaldo for £80m a week later.
The former skipper of the Santiago Bernebue club is concerned about the significant sums of money being discussed even though he admires Bale and recognises what it is he can potentially bring to his boyhood team.
(Bale is) a brilliant player and would bring a lot to Madrid,' said the Al Sadd forward to the club's official website.
'But he’s very expensive. 'Tottenham have overestimated his price.'
Raul left the Bernabeu for Schalke in the summer of 2010 at the same time Jose Mourinho headed to Spain to become Real's manager.