Gareth Bale is the man of the moment at present that is without question and you do sense that he is a player that will name his own price going forward. Max Clifford claims that the Welsh winger could make anything in the region of £20m in the next five years, with endorsements and image rights.
It is dramatic rise for a player who less than 12 months ago was struggling to get a game at White Hart Lane as Redknapp continued to leave him out of the cold and seemingly ignored any opportunity to get that winless monkey off his back. Bale seized his chance, when Harry had no option with Assou-Ekotto’s injury and the rest is history.
With fame comes female adulation and hopefully in Bale’s case the need to update his wardrobe, so the shiny grey suits and the waistcoats are replaced by something that represents fashion. Fortunately on the women front he appears to have got it spot on and while she doesn’t have the same wow factor as perhaps Mrs van der Vaart, Lloyd, Clancy or Keane, she is certainly has potential.