Real Madrid record-signing, Gareth Bale, has insisted the Spanish La Liga is superior to the English Premier League and attracts the world’s best talents like James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
The Welshman, who scored in the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals for the Los Blancos, will link up with Rodriguez after the 22-year-old World Cup sensation completed his £63 million move to Bernabeu.
Bale joined Real for £85.3 million last summer and believes La Liga with stars like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo is more attractive than any other league.
“For me I think the Spanish league is the most exciting,” he said as quoted by Sky Sports.
“It’s the world's top players there. Barcelona, Real Madrid are always in the Champions League, either winning it or coming very close.
“The Premier League is a great league. I think it’s very close, but yeah I think we are attracting the best players now to La Liga and it’s making it more exciting and it’s great to be involved in it.”
Bale is also excited about Madrid's prospects for the upcoming season as they target to win the Champions League for a second year in a row.
"We enter six competitions and we want to win every one," he ccontinued.
"That would be amazing. We are hungrier than ever. No team has retained the Champions League so we want to do that.
"And there is a special touch for me because the Super Cup (against Sevilla) is in my home town (Cardiff). Hopefully we can do the job and get the trophy."
The arrival of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos will lead to intense competition for places at Real, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel Di Maria, Isco, Karim Benzema and Bale already in town.
“James is a great signing. He has shown what quality he has in the World Cup and hopefully he can produce for Real Madrid what he did for Colombia,” Bale added.
"It's for the manager to decide what system we play and who plays. You need to perform well to keep your place, everyone knows that."
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