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Gareth Bale: La Liga Trumps English Premier League

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale believes Spain’s La Liga is superior to the English Premier League in terms of the quality of players and excitement level for fans. "For me I think the Spanish league is the most exciting," he told Sky Sports News. "It's the world's top players there. Barcelona, Real Madrid are always in the [UEFA] Champions League, either winning it or coming very close.” The Welshman, who learned his trade in the EPL with Tottenham Hotspur, added: "The Premier League is a great league. I think it's very close, but yeah I think we are attracting the best players now to La Liga and it's making it more exciting and it's great to be involved in it."

La Liga is certainly where the world’s most expensive players play. Bale joined Real in a world record $144.8 million move last summer. His comments come after his club signed James Rodriguez, the World Cup’s top scorer with six goals for Colombia, from AS Monaco for $109 million. Earlier in the transfer window, Barcelona, Real’s fiercest rival, signed Luis Suarez from Liverpool for $118.5 million.

During the interview, Bale also said he is excited about his team’s prospect for the coming season. "We enter six competitions and we want to win every one," he said. "That would be amazing. We are hungrier than ever. No team has retained the Champions League so we want to do that. And there is a special touch for me because the [UEFA] Super Cup [against Sevilla] is in my home town [Cardiff]. Hopefully we can do the job and get the trophy." Last season, Bale led Los Blancos to the Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League trophies, scoring the winning goal in both finals. 

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