Gareth Bale agent hits back at Jorge Valdano

Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has hit back at comments from Real Madrid legend Jorge Valdano about his client’s abilities.

Valdano, a former player, Coach and general manager of Madrid criticised the general performance of the Welshman and questioned the money the club spent on him in 2013.

“It comes from nothing so it is taken as nothing,” Barnett told ESPN FC.

The reaction came from comments Valdano made to Cadena Ser: “Bale's price left the fantasy that he is world class, but his last five seasons do not match what Real Madrid paid for him.

“He can score the goal of the season any year, and that must be applauded, but [other players like] Sergio Ramos are consistent throughout the season and have also scored historic goals for Real Madrid.

“Bale is one of many players at Madrid who play very freely, he had the job to follow Jordi Alba, and his concentration lasted just seven minutes.

“Alba was completely free to set up the first goal. There are players in the squad who, like Bale, think they are so important they can do whatever they want. That goes against the collective.”

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