Bale, who has returned to Tottenham on a loan deal from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, believes that the Premier League now is more competitive than when he last played in the division back in 2013 before he moved to the Spanish giants.
The 31-year-old Wales international winger used promoted Premier League side Leeds to make a point that even clubs coming up from the Championship have a lot of money to spend on transfers.
Bale said on Sky Sports News (1:14pm, September 26, 2020): “The league now is more demanding than ever.
“I think maybe when I was here 10 years ago, you would have a few other teams that will come up, didn’t have much money, they couldn’t spend a lot of money and were a little bit weaker, where these days every team you see, Leeds have come up and have spent a lot of money, all the teams that have just come up have spent a lot of money.
“From top to bottom now, it is very competitive, and I think that’s why the Premier League is considered the best in the world because every team could beat every team.”
Busy summer for Leeds United
Leeds are playing in the Premier League this season for the first time since 2004.
The West Yorkshire outfit have been quite busy this summer, signing Robin Koch, Rodrigo and Diego Llorente, while Helder Costa and Illian Meslier’s loan deals have been made permanent.
According to The Daily Star, Leeds have a spent a total of £61 million this summer.
As for Tottenham, the North London club have signed Bale on loan, as well as Sergio Reguilon from Madrid, as they aim to finish in the top four of the Premier League table this season.