Welsh international Gareth Bale, who ended his contract with Real Madrid, will play for Los Angeles FC, of the North American Football League (MLS), the player announced through social networks.
“See you soon, Los Angeles”, wrote the player on his official Twitter account, in a publication accompanied by a video, in which the Welsh winger appears with a shirt and a cap from the Californian team.
Gareth Bale, 32, ended his contract with Real Madrid at the end of last season, ending a nine-year stint with the Spanish club. In between, in 2020/21, he was on loan at Tottenham, a club he had left in 2013 to head to Spain.
Trained at Southampton, Bale played for ‘Spurs’ between 2007 and 2013, having then been signed by Real Madrid, for 100 million euros, a record amount at the time.
Although the first seasons with the Merengues were fruitful, the Welshman ended up suffering several injuries in recent years, which deprived him of prominence. For the rest, last season he played just seven matches for the Spanish champions.
With Real Madrid, the forward won three Spanish Leagues, one Spanish Cup, one Spanish Super Cup, five Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups and two European Super Cups, in a journey that includes 258 official games and 106 goals with the shirt. white’.
At Los Angeles FC, Bale will team up with Mexican Carlos Vela and Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, who also joined MLS this summer after 17 years with Juventus.
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) June 25, 2022