Zinedine Zidane has claimed that Real Madrid target Gareth Bale is the third best player in the world.
Los Blancos have been heavily linked with a move for the Tottenham attacker, and the former France international has insisted that only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are better than the Welshman.
“I've been watching Tottenham for the very reason Gareth Bale is playing,” Zidane told The Guardian.
“And aside from [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi he is the footballer who impresses me most.
“He particularly impresses me because he is consistent – he doesn't just raise his level for one or two matches, he is consistently good, consistently scoring important goals.
“All talented players can go to Real Madrid. He is more than good enough.”