Marca has run a report which shows that Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid shirts aren’t exactly flying out of the warehouse of one UK based online store; UKSoccershop.
According to the Spanish newspaper, Arsenal’s new signing Mesut Ozil is selling five of his shirts for every one of Bale’s which is purchased through the online shop.
It’s a little surprising considering the magnitude of the deal that took Bale to Real Madrid in the first place as the most expensive player in history and the global interest it created.
Bale is also flagging compared to the shirt sales that were generated when Brazilian superstar Neymar first moved to Barcelona from Santos.
“I wouldn't say that there isn't any interest in Bale shirts. Our data shows that he isn't attracting as much attention as Neymar when he signed for Barcelona this summer,” the site’s general manager told the Daily Mail.
So what could possibly be the reason for it?
The most logical one is that more UK based fans, in particular Arsenal supporters, are larger in numbers than the UK or Spanish based Real Madrid fans looking to snap up a Bale shirt.
What do you make of the news? Surprised?
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