The two players been compared to each other on the world’s third-best player behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at various points in their careers.
Bale remains a fantastic player, despite his recent struggles at Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane might not be a huge fan, but the Welsh forward is currently convincing his manager that keeping him at the Bernabeu this season was in the club’s best interests.
Neymar, on the other hand, divides opinion because of some of his antics but he is a world-class footballer. In terms of technical qualities, there are few better players on the planet than the Paris Saint-Germain superstar.
Both Bale and Neymar produced moments of individual brilliance. Bale produced one of the assists of the season for Real Madrid against Granada within the opening two minutes.
In general, it is hard to see Bale matching up to Neymar, but if certain factors go the Welshman’s way, he can take giant leaps forward. Bale turned in the summer, hitting his prime as a player. He will be desperate to capitalize.