The Welsh international has joined Los Blancos from Tottenham Hotspur for £85.3 million, yet Zidane told Canal Plus he is not surprised at the size of it.
“It’s the market that dictates the price,” the Frenchman declared.
“Admittedly, in the present climate it grabs people’s attention and is a gamble, but in sport you need to be bold and go for it.
“It is [President] Florentino Perez who decides how far we go in economic terms, but of course I was consulted about making this signing, I and the technical staff, who are always present when we sign great players.”
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