Zidane: Bale on same level with Messi & Ronaldo | inside World Soccer

Real Madrid ambassador Zinedine Zidane believes Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale is among the top three players in the world.

Gareth Bale is one of the top three players in the world, according to Zinedine Zidane
Gareth Bale is one of the top three players in the world, according to Zinedine Zidane

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The Welshman has taken the Premier League by storm this season, scoring 21 goals in 34 appearances and winning all three major individual awards.

However, Spurs missed out on Champions League qualification while Madrid remain very keen to sign Bale and hope the lure of top European football will convince him to move abroad.

"I've been watching Tottenham because Gareth Bale has been playing there," Zidane told reporters.

"Aside from (Cristiano) Ronaldo and (Lionel) Messi, he is the player who has impressed me the most in the world. He is outstanding.

"What has particularly impressed me is that he is consistent. It's not just been in one or two matches.

"He is consistently scoring spectacular goals and very important goals. He is very quick, skilful and exciting.

"Of course all the talented players like that can come to Real Madrid. Is he good enough for Real Madrid? Of course. He is more than good enough to play for Real Madrid."

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