Gareth Bale yesterday became the world’s most expensive signing for a world-record 100 million euros. This overtook Cristiano Ronaldo’s former 96 million mega-deal. Real Madrid have the money, they want to spend and Gareth Bale is a fantastic player. So why is this deal bad?
REAL MADRID DON’T NEED HIM
In terms of wingers, Real Madrid are placing world-class players on the bench. Isco, Ronaldo, Di Maria, Ozil, Kaka and Jese Rodriguez competed for 3 spots. Quite frankly, they did a great job. With Ozil and Di Maria supplying both Benzema and Ronaldo a flurry of chances, Real Madrid dominated world-class defences. This team scored so many goals and their individual skill levels enabled them to score from any situation. This type of chemistry and dominance is hard to come by. Ozil was incredibly instrumental to this, as his crisp but effective passes gave Madrid these opportunities.
HIS TRANSFER PRICE
Ronaldo had won the Ballon D’or, the Champion’s League and the EPL before coming to Madrid for 96 million euros. Bale has won nothing for Tottenham over his tenure there but he himself has won some awards courtesy of the Barclay’s Premier League. By no means is he worth that much. Daniel Levy becomes the winner in this case as he has already purchased multiple players such as Lamela, Eriksen, Chiriches and Soldado. It is widely believed that the primary reason for Bale’s transfer is the fact the Barcelona got a brilliant player in Neymar. The Neymar-Messi duo can only be rivaled by the Bale-Ronaldo duo, now can it? Be sure you watch La Liga action on DirecTV through DX3 to find out witch duo proves better.
THEY LOST OZIL AND KAKA
Ozil, a world-class midfielder who has supplied 75 assists over the pass 3 seasons and has got himself a nice share of goals was offloaded to Arsenal. Perez’s ego wanted Bale and it can be guaranteed that he will regret letting go of Ozil. I won’t be surprised if Ozil is the one to bring Arsenal some titles. Real Madrid payed 65 million euros for Kaka, another brilliant Brazillian. How ,much has he left for? Nothing. The purchase of Kaka was once again for Perez’s ego. His Galactico signings have went great, but players like Kaka and Ozil will be the ones that got away.
Now Ancellotti is faced with the daunting task of creating an attack-minded team by using to full effects the skills of Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, Di Maria and others while keeping all of his players happy with their playing time. Easier said than done.
One thing that will be fascinating to see is how Ronaldo reacts to all this. Will his ego clash with that of Bale? Will he still be top dog in the dressing room? Will Bale be okay with not getting all the goals and the glory? These are things that will only be revealed over the course of time.