Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit is surprised by Real Madrid's willingness to break the world transfer record for Tottenham star Gareth Bale. The Dutch superstar does not dismiss the young Wales star's ­talent.

But the lack of medals in Bale's trophy cabinet is a source of ­concern to the man, who, in his playing pomp, was twice voted the best footballer in the world.

Gullit told the Sunday Mirror: "Bale is going to take the transfer record past the €100million barrier, as soon as Real pay that amount into Tottenham Hotspur's bank ­account.

"I find this astonishing. This is a player who has not won a single thing in his career, yet he's ­becoming the most expensive player in football history.

"The pressure on Bale will be enormous because of the amount of his transfer fee and because it is Real Madrid. This transfer tells you ­everything about the incredible ambitions of Real Madrid.

"They are doing this with Bale because they are still annoyed that Brazil star Neymar was stolen from them at the last minute by arch-rivals Barcelona.''

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