By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline
Published: 11:46 BST, 5 August 2020 | Updated: 11:46 BST, 5 August 2020
Gareth Bale is in the top three players in the world according to team-mate Casemiro, who insists the Welshman is still 'very important' to Real Madrid.
Bale has enjoyed a trophy-laden seven years at Real Madrid since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in a then world-record £86million transfer, but it is no secret that his position at Santiago Bernabeu is under threat.
With Real Madrid returning to Champions League action next week, Casemiro believes Bale still has a future at the club as he praises his team-mate for his ability to score goals in important 'finals.'
Team-mate Casemiro believes that Gareth Bale is still in the top three players in the world
'He's working,' the Brazilian told . 'He knows it's not the best time in his career, but he has our support, that of the coach and of the club.
'He's very important for us, he can spring a surprise at any time, and he's already shown that. He's a decisive