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Giggs: Bale Can Be Wales' Best

  • BBC Sport, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:47 PM

Manchester United assistant coach Ryan Giggs believes that Gareth Bale could surpass the likes of John Charles, Ian Rush, Neville Southall and himself to become the greatest-ever Welsh player. Bale, who became the world’s most expensive player when Real Madrid signed him for 85 million pounds ($135.4 million) in 2013, is currently trying to guide Wales through Euro 2016 qualifying for what would be the country’s first appearance in a major international tournament since 1976. The 25-year-old played a key role as Wales drew 0-0 at Bosnia-Herzegovina and then beat Cyprus 2-1 at home during the international break, assuming top spot in Euro 2016 qualifying Group B.

"I think he could be the best," Giggs told BBC Radio Wales Sport. "He's playing at a great club and he's doing it week in week out and he's doing it for Wales as well." The United legend added: "He can be as good as he wants to be because he's such an amazing talent. He can go all the way. Not only that he's a great lad who wants to get better and wants to be the best."

The former Southampton and Tottenham player has won 47 caps for Wales, scoring 14 goals. He is 14 goals behind Rush, Wales’ all-time leading scorer.

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