David Beckham’s Inter Miami are set to receive £40,000 compensation from Gareth Bale’s move to LAFC
David Beckham’s Inter Miami to receive £40,000 in compensation for Gareth Bale’s move to LAFC over bizarre MLS rules on ‘Discovery Lists’ of players to be transferred in the future
- Wales forward Gareth Bale joined Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer
- Bale was also on the ‘discovery list’ of Inter Miami, owned by David Beckham
- LAFC will now reportedly have to pay £40,000 in damages to their rivals
Los Angeles FC will reportedly have to pay a fee to Major League Soccer rival Inter Miami after completing the signing of Gareth Bale on a free transfer.
The Wales star left Real Madrid this month after nine years at the club and it was revealed on Saturday that he will become the latest high-profile player to move to the MLS.
As reported by the Spanish outlet Diario ASDavid Beckham’s Inter Miami hoped to sign Bale after putting him on their ‘discovery list’ this summer.
Gareth Bale confirmed his shocking move to MLS club Los Angeles FC on a free transfer
The Welsh star was also on David Beckham’s wish list, but Inter Miami may receive compensation
Under the rules, clubs in the league are only allowed to put seven players on their wish list.
In a bizarre turn of events, LAFC will now have to pay £40,000 ($50,000) in compensation to remove Bale from Inter Miami’s list.
At LAFC’s first official comment on the deal, Co-President John Thorrington did not mention the length of Bale’s contract, but expressed confidence that it would go beyond the World Cup in Qatar in November.
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Thorrington said: “I’d like to go into details, but as a policy I won’t.
“What I can tell you is that LAFC and Gareth hope this is a long-term partnership and a step for Gareth and his family.
LAFC hopes to keep Bale with the club after the World Cup in Qatar in November
“It was never six months just before the World Cup. We were always talking about a longer term than that. That was very clear from Gareth and his representative.
“Of course we expect him to be a top player for us and in this competition, but we will do it wisely.
“If Gareth is looking at what he has to do, his priority is LAFC, we are absolutely sure of that, but we are not naive about the fact that he, like some of the other players of ours, has a World Cup. the horizon.’
Thorrington went on to reveal that Bale could make it to his LAFC next month against local rivals LA Galaxy.