Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas believes that summer signing Gareth Bale can go on to become a club legend after managing to impress a lot in the last few months. Bale was brought from Tottenham in a world-record move that cost the club £ 86 million. However, his first few months at the Santiago Bernabeu were less than ideal since he was in and out of the team due to a succession of injury problems. This coupled with the superior form shown by Cristiano Ronaldo led many to believe that Bale was going to crumble under the pressure like many of the British players in the past.
However, the former Tottenham star has recovered extremely well and has been one of the first names on the team sheet in the last few months. He has been used on the right side of the front three with Ronaldo to occupy the left. Karim Benzema has been leading the attack. Bale has managed to get 10 goals and the same number of 10 assists so far. Even though these figures are not close to the once achieved by Ronaldo, the 24-year-old has stated that he will only get better especially with a proper pre-season. The Welsh international did not have a pre-season this campaign since he was involved in the protracted transfer saga.
“Legend is a word that can be over used. But Gareth Bale has proved already he has the talent to go on and become a legend at Real Madrid. During my time here I have seen real legends like Raul, Zidane, Ronaldo, and now Cristiano. Gareth is not out of place in that company, not at all. He is a young guy and if he spends his best years here then he can join that group of names. He must play a big part in Madrid winning trophies,” said Casillas.