Wales striker Gareth Bale appeared to confirm his move to Major League Soccer (MLS) club Los Angeles FC (LAFC) on Sunday following his departure from La Liga champions Real Madrid.
The 32-year-old, who signed for Spanish Premier League giants Real from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then-record transfer fee of 100 million euros ($105.54 million), is expected to join as a a free agent with his contract due to end this summer. “See you soon Los Angeles,” Bale wrote in a post https://twitter.com/GarethBale11/status/1540813308974043136 on Twitter, following the transfer news on Saturday. The post, which was retweeted on the official LAFC Twitter account, was accompanied by a video of Bale wearing an LAFC jersey and cap.
Bale enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Real, winning three LaLiga titles, five Champions League crowns, three Club World Cups and the Spanish Cup, although his time at the club was marred by injuries . The Welshman will probably be best remembered for scoring twice, including a stunning header, in the 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool and also for scoring a stunning winner against Barcelona in the Copa del Copa final. Ray 2014.
But he was also often targeted by the Spanish media, who branded him a ‘parasite’ after missing Real’s 4-0 loss to Barcelona in March just before appearing for Wales, and he was mocked by some fans during a league game in April. . Bale led Wales to a first World Cup final since 1958 as they beat Ukraine 1-0 in their qualifier in Cardiff earlier this month.
He will join Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini who signed for LAFC this month following his departure from Juventus. The secondary transfer window in the United States opens on July 7, with a report on the official MLS website indicating that Bale and Chiellini could make their debuts against local rivals LA Galaxy the following day.
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