In the world of football, we see many players moving from one club to another every season and, when it comes to big name and big money signings, there are a lot of expectations of the new player. It is fair to say that a player should be given at least a season to fit in, especially if they are moving to another country but, following that break in period, the expectations then rise.
That is certainly going to be the case with Welsh wizard Gareth Bale this season, as he prepares for his second year in Spain, pulling on the Real Madrid shirt for another season. While expectations will be high this season, Gareth is also going to have other things to worry about, as competition for places at Real Madrid is about to get even more competitive.
Following his fantastic performances for Colombia at World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Real Madrid decided to splash the cash on James Rodriguez, bringing the talented star to Real Madrid from Monaco. The two clubs are still trying to come to an agreement on the fee for James Rodriguez but it is expected that he will join Real Madrid in the coming days for around £67m.
While Gareth Bale will no doubt feel the pressure to perform, with someone as talented as James Rodriguez competing for places, the fans will be delighted when the signing goes through. With the likes of James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid will have one of the most feared attacking line-ups in the world.