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Allow me to begin by saying that on paper a striking duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale would be one of the best pairings the world has ever seen. But would the two actually be able to get along?
The old adage states that great players can always play with other great players. But that has been proven wrong over the years. I believe that the two could form a deadly strike force, but I also expect there to be some tension.
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered by many to be the best player in the world and thus deserves to be treated as such. But the arrival of Gareth Bale could have Ronaldo looking over his shoulder.
Let’s take a look back. In 2009 Ronaldo left Manchester United to join Real Madrid for a world-record fee of £80 million. Known for his pride in his playing abilities, it is easy to assume that being the most expensive player in the world appeals to Ronaldo.
Fast-forward to last season when Ronaldo sent the world into a tailspin by saying he was “sad” at the club and things have changed a lot.
Real Madrid have since been desperately trying to convince Ronaldo to sign a new contract. However, the 28-year-old has recently revealed through the Mirror that the negotiations have not produced anything positive.
Now let’s look at this in context to Gareth Bale.
Real Madrid want to pair up Ronaldo and Bale together while still trying to convince Ronaldo that he is the club’s most important player.
Not only would Real Madrid break Ronaldo’s transfer record by signing Bale, they would also likely want to take him out of his customary position on the left-wing and push him forward as a striker.
You try telling Ronaldo that he is the face of the club while asking him to give up his position to the player who broke his record. If you ask me, that could end very badly.