Remember the 90s?
Bale has 2 PFA and made it to UEFA XI in 2011.Yes, ALL DAY LONG!
Loathed to go down the stat route but.......................
Bale 203 games 55 goals 25 asissts
Dele 193 games 55 goals 40 asissts
Bale was an era when he was "the main man" just give it to him. Imagine though having a precocious 19 year old kid (now 23yrs old )outscore and out assist the player that was fed by the entire team to be the main attacking threat!!! A solo artist, who didn't want to train with the team, did solo laps around the pitch at the end of the game. It's no surprise that we as a team played better when we sold Bale when players like Dele and Kane played in a coherent fashion and moved the team on to new heights. It's a team sport and individual players make up that team, Dele (along with others) had a bigger impact on our improvement in the team than Bale, the evidence is there and is unrefutable too.
When you pick players you pick them with the aim of making the team perform better.
There are levels to this.