Messi and Ronaldo are on a different planet and Bale is not in their class,
He is in my opinion one of the best payers in the Prem (not the Best) along with Mata, Silva
he has amazing pace, strength and a gifted left foot, his reading of the game has improved, and since he has moved to the center his and Tottenhams threat has improved.
on the negative side he can be very rash when tackling and can sometimes run himself into trouble then dive to try and gain an advantage
He has been a great outlet when we have been under pressure, and always appears to give 100% for the team, he goes out of his way for fans there was a great thing on Sky where he gave up a day for a disabled fan and was brilliant with him,
one of the above posts said that he disappears against the big clubs, this couldn't be further from the truth in the win at Old Trafford he was the difference, same against the Woolwich Nomads
Question is can we keep hold of him ?
I think Real Madrid will come calling in the Summer but I hope Levy sticks to his word and will only let him go for stupid money £60 Million, (of course he is not worth that ) I know Ferguson is a big fan of him, but I can see him staying if we get Champions league next year, but could be a different story if we don't