Overmars, a former winger himself, is a big fan of the Welshman.
"You can compare Bale with Thierry Henry," he said. "They are athletes. They have the same speed. After 20 or 30 yards they still have such power.
"He is in unbelievably good form and one of the best in the League. He is like Henry in the way his performances can win matches and also inspire those around him. That is a rare talent."