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Real Madrid legend Zidane will take Bale under his wing

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane is keen to work closely with Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

The People says Zidane has offered to mentor Bale at Real Madrid to ensure he copes with the pressures which come with being the world's most expensive footballer.

Zidane said: "I know what it is to be the most expensive player in the world and I can hopefully offer him advice and mentor him.

"There's always a lot of attention with a big transfer fee. As a player you don't even think about the fee, but there is a hysteria that comes with it."

Zidane added: "The biggest football story of this summer has been Gareth Bale and when you join a club like Real Madrid the focus becomes even more intense.

"My door at Real Madrid will always be open for Gareth and during his first season he will need to use it. He was in the top three players in Europe last season, but he can reach even higher levels.

"He will get even better. We are looking at a guy who can be the best player in the world for the next four or five years."

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