Real Madrid face battle to turn Spurs star Bale into merchandising success

All the hype around Real Madrid transfer target Gareth Bale hasn't cut through on shirt sales at Tottenham.

All the hype around Real Madrid transfer target Gareth Bale hasn't cut through on shirt sales at Tottenham.

Real Madrid are set to fork out a world-record fee of £87milllion for the Tottenham superstar but, according to these figures at least, Bale's heroics for the North London outfit last season didn't leave much of an impression on fans around the world.

TOP 10 PREMIER LEAGUE SHIRT SALES IN 2012/13

1. Robin van Persie (Manchester United)

2. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

3. Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United)

4. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

5. Fernando Torres (Chelsea)

6. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

7. Luis Suarez (Liverpool)

8. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

9. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)

10. Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)

 
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