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AVB defends Real Madrid outcast Bale: Very few like him

Former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas won't hear criticism of Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale.

The forward, who thrived under Villas-Boas at Tottenham Hotspur, is expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

"I don't know what market Madrid can operate in," Villas-Boas said.

"There are good players out there, but there are few like Bale, that's for sure.

"He's a top player, but Madrid have the economic power to pull someone in - whoever in the world they want."

He added: "For me [at Spurs], he was a fundamental player and made a difference whenever we gave him a little more freedom.

"His CV speaks for itself, and he has impacted big finals [such as the Champions League and Copa del Rey]. I don't know what will happen."

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