Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Zidane: Bale Transfer Fee 'Incomprehensible'

France legend, Zinedine Zidane, has labeled the record transfer fee Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale as "incomprehensible."

Zidane's assessment is all the more surprising considering that he is Carlo Ancellotti's assistant manager at Real Madrid.

"Ten years ago, they bought me for 75 million euros and I said I wasn't worth it. Today, I tend to say a player is not worth that. Two clubs agree on a price and no-one is forcing the other to do anything.

"That's football. Unfortunately, it's incomprehensible with what's happening today to pay so much," he said, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

Bale's record EURO 100 million transfer to Real Madrid has baffled many and in months to come, his hefty price tag will be brought up frequently should he fail to produce the form he had at Tottenham.

But we may end up waiting a little longer before we get to see Bale in action. Its been reported that Bale may be suffering from a groin strain that could keep him out of his Real Madrid debut this weekend.

On other news, it turns out that the man who made way for Bale's signing at Madrid, Mesut Ozil, has already boosted Arsenal's jersey sales. To add insult to injury (no pun intended), Ozil's jerseys have been outselling Madrid jerseys with Bale's name on it. 

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