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24-year-old Gareth Bale, best soccer player in the world?

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Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrate in Madrid on April 20, 2011, after Real Madrid won the Spanish Cup final match against Barcelona. Real Madrid won 1-0. Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

The world of soccer has minted a new super-star. Gareth Bale is a 24-year-old Welshman and he's known for making fancy footwork seem really easy. Over the weekend, Bale signed a 4-year contract with the Spanish football club Real Madrid for an all-time record $130 million. He's leaving behind the Tottenham Hotspur to join some of soccer's brightest stars in Spain, including Christiano Ronaldo. 

Joining us to talk about what all this means for world soccer is Kristan Heneage. He is based in England and covers soccer for ESPN.

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