With the January transfer window right around the corner, teams all over the globe are preparing to make player acquisitions in the hopes of finding that right player to give them a boost in the second half of their season.
Among the players being considered, there are few as highly valued and talented as Tottenham's Gareth Bale.
Initially, it was that that Bale would not leave Tottenham until next summer at the earliest, but with Real Madrid's season having been less successful than expected, numerous rumors have sprung up about a potential transfer.
The Daily Star (via Marca) have reported that Los Blancos have set aside up £57 million to fund a Bale transfer, while Luka Modric has made clear attempts (h/t Daily Mail) to sway Bale's decision and convince him to make the move to Spain.
And unlike Harry Redknapp, who always vehemently denied any chance of Bale leaving Tottenham under his reign, Andre Villas-Boas has been very candid with the media, stating that the possiblity of Bale leaving definitely exists (h/t Independent).
But, hypothetically speaking, if Bale did leave for Madrid, where would he fit? Does the role he will take up for Los Blancos warrant the huge amount of cash they'll have to spend to acquire him?