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Gareth Bale Scouting Report

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Introduction

This report has been produced after observing the player in his last three matches against Lyon(home and away) and Newcastle United(home) as well as prior recorded matches.

Details:

Name: Gareth Bale

Current Team: Tottenham

Shirt Number: 11

Age: 23 years old (16-07-1989)

Height: 183cm

Weight: 74kg

Nationality: Wales



Behaviour

Gareth Bale is an ambitious determined player,who likes to shine in the biggest of games.His rise to glory after a long injury lay off and severe lack of playing time is a testament to his work and commitment



Positions:

Gareth Bale is proficient in playing as:

  • Left Winger
  • Left Back
  • Right Winger
  • Centre Attacking mid

The Below table highlights his proficiency in each:

Bale plays best as a left winger due to his pace and ability to cut in or cross equally well making him unpredictable. But when deployed in the trequista role his direct running causes all sorts of problems for the opposition defences.

Position

Apps

Goals

Assists

Rating

AML (Attacking Midfielder - Left)

19

8

2

7.62

ML (Midfielder - Left)

6

4

2

8

AMC (Attacking Midfielder - Centre)

3

5

0

9.13

DL (Defender - Left)

1

0

0

8.55



Preferred Moves

  • Likes to cross
  • Likes to cut inside
  • Likes to dribble
  • Runs with ball through centre

Bale alternates between cutting inside and attempting a shot or outpacing his marker and whipping in a cross. His proficiency with both feet enable him to do that



Strengths:

  • Dribbling: Bale is an expert dribbler but with an heavy emphasis on pace
  • Free Kicks: Bale is a talented free kick taker. He alternates between using the knuckle ball and curling the ball



Weaknesses:

  • Diving: Bale has a tendency to go down a bit too easily under pressure.



Ability Comparison (Left winger)

Cristiano Ronaldo: *****

Gareth Bale: ****

Angel Di Maria: ***

Mesut Ozil: ***


Gareth Bale is a carbon copy albeit an inferior one of Cristiano Ronaldo and would be the second best left winger on the squad if he was signed.



Potential Ability: *****

Gareth Bale would probably play in a level similar to Cristiano in the next few years



Potential fee:***

Bale has a contract that runs till 2016.It would take an offer in the region of 50-60 M to sign him

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