Gareth Bale 'not guaranteed' starting spot at Real Madrid

Bale 'not guaranteed' starting spot
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Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement says that Gareth Bale will not be guaranteed a place in the team, despite his world-record price tag.

Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement has claimed that new world-record signing Gareth Bale should not expect to walk straight into the starting XI.

The Wales international made the move from Tottenham Hotspur to the Bernabeu on Sunday for a reported £85m fee, but Clement has stated that the 24-year-old will have to fight for his place.

"There's a lot of competition for places, no-one will be guaranteed anything," Clement told BBC Sport.

Bale, who is currently on international duty with Wales, could make his debut against Villarreal on September 14.

Gareth Bale poses as a Real Madrid player at the Bernabeu on September 2, 2013
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