Is Gareth Bale really worth £80M? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Following a successful season on a personal note, Tottenham Hotspur forward Gareth Bale has been linked away to a number of sides in Europe this summer.
La Liga runners-up and Champions League semi-finalists Real Madrid have been the favourites to procure his signature, and are set to put in a bid of around £80M+ for the Wales international.
However, many question whether Bale is worth the £80M he could command for a transfer.
There’s no doubt he’s indispensable with his current side Tottenham, and they wouldn’t want to sell him for any price given the chance, but in today’s transfer market, Bale’s young age added with his status at his current side means his valuation is inflated to an astronomical figure.
Last season, the 24-year old was valued at around £40M, and Tottenham seemed blasé about the thought of letting him go for such a price. Fast-forward 12 months, and not only has his asking price doubled, th...