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Zidane questions Bale's 'enormous' price
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Zidane questions Bale's 'enormous' price

Sep 9 2013, 8:30am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Sep 9 (IANS) Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane has expressed his surprise at the amount the Spanish club paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.

Madrid, Sep 9 — Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane has expressed his surprise at the amount the Spanish club paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur. Although Real Madrid sources say...

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Zidane questions Bale's 'enormous' price

Sep 9 2013, 8:30am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Sep 9 (IANS) Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane has expressed his surprise at the amount the Spanish club paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.

Madrid, Sep 9 — Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane has expressed his surprise at the amount the Spanish club paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.

Although Real Madrid sources say the club paid 91 million euros, Tottenham say that Real Madrid agreed to pay just over 100 million euros for the player, who was officially presented to the fans and the press a week ago, reports Xinhua.

Speaking on French TV station, Canal+, Zidane, who is close to Madrid president Florentino Perez, didn't deny that the club had paid the higher figure for Bale, but questioned the wisdom of paying so much money for the player.

Zidane was for a while the most expensive player in the world, joining Madrid for a fee of around 75 million euros and establishing himself as one of the heroes of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

"I admitted that I was not worth 75 million euros and today I feel the same way: that no player is worth that. It is incomprehensible with all that is happening today. Two clubs agree a price without feeling forced to do so. Sadly that is the way football is," said the Frenchman.

Zidane had some advice for Bale, who very clearly is going to be under the spotlight when he returns to Spain.

"Bale understands the impact of his arrival: he is coming to the best club in the world and he is doing so with this enormous transfer fee. I lived through that and for the first three months it was very difficult and I even wondered if the best thing was to leave, but if you concentrate on what happens on the pitch, things happen more naturally and my job is to tell him to play as he knows how and not to pressure him," he said.

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Barcelona Transfer News: Luis Suarez Reveals Madrid Talks, Hails Lionel Messi

Nov 4 2014 4:18am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona's big summer signing, Luis Suarez, has revealed he spoke to Real Madrid about a possible transfer before he agreed to join the Catalan super club. Football Espana provides the quotes from an interview Suarez did with RAC 1's Primer Toc programme, where the Uruguay international spoke of Madrid's interest: There were conversations with Real Madrid, although at no point did I ever feel close to joining them. However, when my agent Pere Guardiola rang to tell me th ...
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Zidane in dugout as Real Madrid Castilla thrash Rayo Vallecano B

Nov 1 2014 8:16pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

With Zinedine Zidane in the dugout, Real Madrid Castilla thumped Rayo Vallecano B 4-1 in their Segunda B clash yesterday. NO, This article does not ...
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7 weeks ago

Contenders to Become the First £100 Million Footballer

Oct 28 2014 6:57am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

When Gareth Bale signed for Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, reports had suggested that the Welshman could become the first player signed for a fee in excess of £100 million. In the end, the two sides settled upon a fee of a little over £80 million, according to most reports. It was a historic moment, with Bale's move equalling that of Cristiano Ronaldo as the largest transfer in football history. However, the fee remained short of what would ...
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Luis Suarez Comments on FIFA, Ban for Biting Incident in New Book

Oct 25 2014 6:54am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

In a tell-all extract from his autobiography, Crossing The Line: My Story, Luis Suarez recounts his run-ins with UEFA and gives another side of the story regarding his numerous biting incidents. The Guardian provides an exclusive preview of the Barcelona and Uruguay striker's new book, where he shares his own truths related to the offence at this past summer's World Cup, leading to a fou ...
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8 weeks ago

Two Other Times Cork City And Dundalk Won The League In Dramatic Circumstances

Oct 24 2014 5:37am CDT | Source: balls

Balls.ie Remarkably, tonight is not the first time Dundalk and Cork City faced off for the League title on the final day of the season. Back in 1991, the pair met in Turner’s Cross in a winner takes all decider. John Dodge has written about that famous game here (match highlights included). The two sides have form when it comes to holding steady on the final day. Here are two other occasions on which both sides claimed League title victori ...
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