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Bale to Fail? How the World's Most Expensive Player Fares in His First Season
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This summer's biggest transfer saga is a tug of war between Tottenham and Real Madrid, with the Premier League side trying to keep the Spanish giants from poaching their prized asset Gareth Bale

Spurs have thus far rejected an eye-watering £85 million bid, with The Mirror claiming they are holding out for an astonishing £100 million. 

There is plenty of debate as to whether any one player could possibly be worth this amount of money, but if the deal does go through, could he actually live up to his hefty price tag? 

Here, B/R looks at the five previous most expensive players in the world to see how they performed in their debut season as the most valuable player on earth…

 

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