Gareth Bale’s £85m transfer was a massive mistake, reckons doctor…
La Liga giants Real Madrid made a big error in signing the injury prone Gareth Bale from Tottenham for £85m in the summer, claims a respected Spanish Doctor.
The winger has only played 132 minutes since his world-record transfer to Spain, “due to a small chronic disc bulge, extremely common among footballers,” reports the Guardian.
Madrid have played down the seriousness of the injury, but there are murmurings that Bale’s injury problems could have a long-term impact on his career.
“If Real Madrid have signed Gareth Bale knowing about this protrusion, they have committed an error,” Dr. Avelino Parajon told MARCA, a Spanish newspaper.
“When a person has those problems at that age, it suggests that he has a great possibility of suffering herniated discs and symptoms arising from that over time. It is a bad sign for any athlete.”
The winger is desperate to start playing more games for his new side, and was arguably rushed back from injury too soon after the mega-money deal. The 24-year-old had virtually no pre-season, but still managed to score on his debut against Villarreal. From that point onwards however, Bale has barely featured at all.
Bale’s agent has Jonathan Barnett has angrily refuted the claims however.
He told TV station La Sexta: “The whole story is complete rubbish, irresponsible and a disgrace. I was contacted by a reporter from Marca: I told them that it was complete rubbish and yet they still printed it. Whatever they say is a lie. It is stupid and irresponsible. He passed the medical and he is 100% fit. There is nothing wrong with him. He is the most expensive signing in history; if there had been any problem they would have stopped the signing.”