Real Madrid recently brought in Gareth Bale for a world record transfer fee of £ 86 million. He has recently surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as the most expensive player in the world. This will bring a lot of pressure on him according to former Real Madrid legend Ronaldo.
The Brazil international played for the club for a few years and was part of one of the first ‘Galactico’ era. He was also one of the most successful Real Madrid players in the last decade. After having recently retired from the sport, Ronaldo is involved in the World Cup ambassadorial work for his country.
He has stated that the Real Madrid fans and the media will be expecting no less than the best performances from Bale from the start. It is one of the disadvantages of having to live with the world record fee. He has said that the pressure will start mounting upon Bale from the first poor performance he puts in. Since it is easy for the pricetag to dominate his game, Ronaldo has recommended that Bale should forget about this aspect as soon as possible. He has also praised his compatriot Neymar for choosing Barcelona as the next stage in his career.
He thinks that would allow him to compete against the best in the world.
“It is only normal that, whenever he puts in a poor performance, the fans will remind him that the club paid €100m for him. I can only recommend to Bale that he does not let his price tag become an obsession. Playing in Europe and for Barcelona will benefit Neymar. He will learn a lot in Spain. Teaming up with [Lionel] Messi will make him a better player. It will be good for Brazil’s national team, too. Brazilian players coming to Europe tend to do well,” said Ronaldo.