The former France star doesn’t believe any player is worth £85 million.
Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has labelled the world record £85 million fee paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham as “incomprehensible”.
After a saga that stretched across the entire summer Bale finally secured his dream move to the Bernabeu on September 1 when Madrid agreed to meet the demands of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy by forking out a record breaking sum to bring the 24-year-old to the Spanish capital.
But it has led to Zidane, now the assistant to current Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, to question the price tag currently sitting heavy on the Wales international’s shoulders in an interview with French TV channel Canal Plus.
The former France playmaker joined the nine-time European champions in 2001 for a then record fee and admits he still struggles to comprehend the amount of money Los Blancos paid out to secure his services and those of Bale.
“Ten years ago I was bought for 75 million euros (£48 million) and I said I was not worth this,” Eurosport report.
“Now I would think that a player is not worth this. It’s football, unfortunately it’s incomprehensible with what is happening to pay so much.”
Bale, currently on international duty with Wales, is expected to make his Real debut against Villarreal on September 14.