BALE RECEIVES STICK FROM MATES
Joe Ledley has revealed that Gareth Bale’s new mega-money Real Madrid contract does not protect him from being the butt of jokes among his Wales team-mates.
Bale earned the nickname “Tarzan” after his long hair fell loose during last month’s qualifier against Georgia and the Welsh squad are enjoying “hammering” him for it, said Ledley.
The Crystal Palace midfielder said Bale gives as good as he gets and is unchanged by the millions coming his way at the Bernabeu - insisting the 27-year-old is worthy every penny of his £346,000 (Sh43.6m)per-week deal. “He’s just one of the boys, we don’t care who he is, we will still hammer him and he will hammer us,” said Ledley. “If you ask him, he loves meeting up with Wales.”