I bought OTW Bale because I like him as a player in real life, although he doesn't seem to be getting much game time so far.
He is a great winger none the less but would probably opt for his $30k card at this point instead. I started off using hunter on him but found his dribbling lacking quite a bit and also he didn't feel like a 98 pace player so I decided to scrap that and put finisher on him. It is way better, his dribbling definitely needs the boost as he is (was) quite stiff. He is well rounded as a winger, sometimes I make a sub and put him ST which also suits him, most notable traits are his finesse shots and crossing for me. He does okay finding a bit of space and once he does I'd use finesse to bend one in which he has done many times for me. He also has great crossing and surprisingly good headers?
Pace/strength on the ball when he cuts in from through balls, defenders struggle to knock him off
Dribbling (better with finisher though)
Near post shots/weakfoot