Barcelona v Real Madrid: Gareth Bale and Neymar yet to justify fees

Posted: October 25, 2013 in Sport



  • Venue: Nou Camp-Date: Saturday, 26 October-Kick-off: 17:00 BST

When Neymar and Gareth Bale made their respective summer moves to Barcelona and Real Madrid, they were supposed to provide the missing ingredient in their new teams’ quests for domestic and European domination.

So far, it hasn’t quite worked out that way, and instead both players are heading into their first Clasico, at the Nou Camp on Saturday, with significant question marks hanging over their heads. Let’s take a look at how La Liga’s two glamorous summer signings have fared so far.

Gareth Bale v Neymar

Bale Neymar
£85.3m Transfer fee £48.6m
4 Appearances this season 13
1 Goals this season 3
24 Age 21
Southampton, Tottenham Previous clubs Santos
Wales National team Brazil



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