Lineker feels Bale is capable of matching the world's best.
"Well he could be right up there. You know he's going, he's starting to remind you a little bit of Ronaldo in the way he plays and you know Ronaldo made the sort of similar sort of steps didn't he towards the ability that he's now showing. But Bale's not reached his prime yet. He's phenomenally talented, he's got, he's unbelievably fast "
Lineker was speaking with Ian Wright of Absolute Radio's Rock n' Roll Football. Every Saturday from 5pm on 1215AM. For more, visit absoluteradio.co.uk/football.