Toshack tells Real Madrid fans: Don't worry about Bale. He's already close to Ronaldo, Messi

Former Real Madrid coach John Toshack has no doubts about Gareth Bale proving himself in Spain.

Toshack worked with Bale while Wales coach and remains a big fan.

He said: "I am not bothered about who is doing what, what I do know is that Bale is not far from the level of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.

"The player is not to blame for the €100 million fee. If clubs and presidents have reached that point, it's their fault.

"He's had bad luck not to train during the summer, caused by the drama between Tottenham and Real Madrid, but Bale is a fantastic player. You should not have doubts about Gareth Bale, I can assure you."

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