Is any footballer worth £85m? That’s how much Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to pay Tottenham Hotspur for former Saints player Gareth Bale.
If he turns out to be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo, then I would say he’s worth it.
Don’t be shocked at the price. Real Madrid generate over a billion pounds a year and this is just a small percentage of their turnover.
When Zinedine Zidane courts you and one of the world’s best teams containing the world’s best players want you, even the most loyal player has to go.
At 24, what an opportunity for the lad.
What’s also exciting is he’s a British lad who’s worked hard and made it through the ranks of the English game.