Position: Inverted winger
It's been a nightmare start to life at Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, with failed keepie-uppies, alleged ailments and agent-press squabbles clouding his tenure at the club so far.
His representation had to deny a Marca report suggesting the Welshman had a slipped disc last week, and that increased attention is simply something he'll have to get used to now he's the world's most expensive footballer.
He had no preseason whatsoever, held out of matches due to Tottenham's fear he could get injured and scupper his transfer to Los Blancos, and he's now playing catch-up as he attempts to make some sort of impact under Carlo Ancelotti.
It wasn't the most popular transfer; his arrival resulted in one of the Bernabeu's favourite figures, Mesut Ozil, leaving. But Bale is an excellent player, a top-five Premier League standout in 2012-13, and he has the chance to make a huge impact and remind people why he cost £86 million this side of Christmas.
Bale has roadrunner speed, immense dribbling ability and one hell of a long shot, but he needs to work on the efficiency of his deliveries and his decision-making at full speed.