Is Gareth Bale the next Ronaldo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIn the world of footballing stardom, there is the ‘Messi-Ronaldo’ axis first and then there are others, such is the gulf in class between the former and the latter group.
Gareth Bale is enjoying the form of his life
No wonder then that the Press and Electronic media are fervently in the lookout for the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. At a certain level, this is more of a desperate tactic to sell more papers or gather more viewership as neither Messi nor Ronaldo have crossed the age of 30 to warrant a ‘next’ avatar.
However, his recent performances have made Gareth Bale as the next best to the two reigning superstars according to European media, largely the British media.
The 23-year old Wales international deserves such attention though in light of his dazzling form this season. To objectively see what Bale brings to the table as an individual, we don’t need to look for hyperboles. Great on and off the bal...