Gareth Bale packs bags for California and LAFC

Gareth Bale packs bags for California and LAFC

With the summer transfer market currently open, Gareth Bale packs bags for California and LAFC, who was once the most expensive footballer in the world, has ended months of speculation by shocking nearly every football analyst by deciding to join the MLS.

Despite what seems to be interest from a number of European teams, the Wales captain, a five-time Champions League champion with Real Madrid, has joined Gareth Bale packs bags for California and LAFC after becoming a free agent and is set to be officially introduced this week on an initial 12-month term.

Bale will get valuable playing time because the MLS season lasts until November, a fortnight before Wales’ World Cup campaign. At the end of this month, his £600,000-per-week contract would expire, therefore it was clear he would leave Madrid.

Despite the fact that Bale is still just 32 years old and some may argue that moving to the USA signals a missed chance for him to remain among Europe’s top, rumors claim the MLS has long been selected as an excellent location for the twilight years of his career.

More significantly, since he hasn’t played much recently for Real Madrid, he has to be in shape for Wales’ first World Cup since 1958. The MLS regular season runs from February to October, and then there are the playoffs.

Gareth Bale packs bags for California and LAFC
Gareth Bale packs bags for California and LAFC

 

Gareth Bale packs bags for California and LAFC

The recent Wales-Ukraine World Cup playoff final sparked a proposal that nobody outside of Bale’s inner circle had even considered, according to LAFC co-president John Thorrington, who was speaking to The Athletic website.

“Did I believe we should set aside money to sign Gareth Bale at the beginning of the year? No, I didn’t have it in mind, Thorrington remarked. But I did let our ownership know that there will be opportunities for opportunism and that we needed to be prepared to act.

Thorrington said how he persuaded Bale to sign the contract: “I can’t promise Gareth European Champions League football, I can’t offer him the (Champions League) trophy he hoisted for the fifth time, the economic package a Champions League club or Premier League club can provide him.”

“We can provide a guy like him with a special chance to come and try something new.

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