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The centre-back praised the former Tottenham star but believes time will tell on whether he will be worth the €100 million

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has lauded new Real Madrid signing Gareth Bale, believing the Welshman will prove to be a fine addition for the Santiago Bernabeu side.

The 24-year-old signed a six-year deal with Madrid on Sunday to complete his world-record move from Tottenham to the Liga giants and Pique has little doubt that the winger will succeed at his new club.

"Bale has an extraordinary left foot. I have no doubt that he will do well at Real Madrid," Pique told Onda Cero

"He has really grown a lot in the past few years. He has developed as a player and has gained a lot of experience.

"He has joined a big team that paid a lot of money for him. Time will tell whether he's worth his transfer fee."

Bale will be officially unveiled during a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday at 13:00CET.

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