As Gareth Bale prepares for his Real Madrid debut, is there any guarantee the 'world's most expensive player' will be a success
Charting the successes and failures of the players that cost the earth
Friday 13 September 2013
This weekend Gareth Bale is expected to make his debut for Real Madrid after completing a world record transfer of £86m.
The pressure is on the former Tottenham player to live up to his price-tag - but is there a chance it will weigh him down?
Here, we take a look at the players who at one stage held the title of world's most expensive player - and assess if they were worth the money...
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