FC Barcelona: Gareth Bale and His Perfect Fit at the Camp Nou

Nick LCorrespondent IApril 17, 2012

Barcelona's meteoric rise to greatness in the past few decades has been entertaining and impressive to watch and be a part of. Their roster is nothing short of spectacular.

From the creativity and dominance of Xavi and Iniesta to the jaw-dropping ball control of one Lionel Messi, Barcelona pretty much have it all. With the likes of their left-back Eric Abidal recently recovering from his liver transplant, one cannot help but think the French defender, at 32 years old, will soon need a long-term replacement.

Who better than the young, fast and strong Gareth Bale?

Already with many rumors of Barcelona's interest in the speedy Welshman, you cannot deny this transfer would be a match made in heaven.

In Tottenham, Gareth Bale was taken out of his regular positioning from the left-back and placed in the winger position due to his blinding speed and great crossing, which can be an absolute pivotal addition to the Barcelona team.

Imagine Barcelona's starting XI:

Goalkeep: Vitor Valdes Defense: Dani Alves, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Gareth Bale Midfield: Cesc Fabregas, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta Attack: Alexis Sanchez, David Villa, Lionel Messi.

It's scary, isn't it? Many readers will also come up with hundreds of scenarios because Barcelona's depth and talent runs deep.

According to ESPNSoccernet, right-back Dani Alves admitted he "loves" Bale's current playing style but believes the 22-year-old would revert to his former position if he ever made the switch to Camp Nou.

So, the questions of the day: If you're Pep Guardiola, do you go after Bale for Barcalona? And if you get Bale, what's your starting XI?