It’s widely reported in the media that Tottenham’s superstar Gareth Bale is on the verge of a world-record switch to Real Madrid. Most reports also state that the player is in Spain, and the two clubs are in advanced talks over the move. But what will happen when he finally gets onto the historic pitch?
There are so many combustible elements to future El Clasico’s. Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo versus Lionel Messi and Neymar. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
Bale will add more power and speed to Madrid, and will certainly score key goals with his ability to score from all around the pitch. Seeing the two most expensive players in history, Ronaldo and Bale, lining up on opposite flanks will excite any football fan. Real Madrid and Barcelona’s two main men, assuming Bale is signed, pretty much sum up the difference between the footballing philosophies of the clubs.
Real Madrid’s quick, one-touch, powerful attacking clashing with Barcelona’s patient retention and intricate passing will make for a marvelous spectacle.
Barcelona is still a favorite to retain the La Liga title, despite the inevitable acquisition of Bale. They put seven past Levante last weekend in a ruthless display, and they’re virtually unstoppable if they’re playing anywhere near their best.
Real Madrid must stop dropping points against the ‘lesser’ clubs if they’re to prevail in the title race. When you’re in a race with Barcelona, they will leave you for dead if you’re caught dwelling. That goes for on the pitch, also.