Gareth Bale ‘agrees to join Los Angeles FC on one year deal with 18-month extension offer’
Gareth Bale ‘agrees to join Los Angeles FC on a one-year contract with an 18-month extension offer’ despite ties to Cardiff and Tottenham as the 32-year-old chooses regular first team football in the MLS ahead of the World Cup
The free agent has been linked with transfers to Cardiff and Tottenham following the expiration of his Real Madrid contract this summer, but the Wales star has reportedly decided to play in California ahead of this year’s World Cup in November. .
Bale played a key role in helping Wales make their first World Cup appearance in 64 years, beating Ukraine 1-0 in the play-off final earlier this month.
Wales star Gareth Bale has reportedly agreed to sign a one-year deal with LAFC in California
His contract will also include an 18-month extension option, according to the athletic†
The 32-year-old moved to the Bernabeu in 2013 for a then world record fee of £86 million and has since scored 106 goals in 258 appearances for Los Blancos.
Bale, however, had a turbulent last few years in Madrid, as certain fans and Spanish media criticized his efforts and performances at the club.
The Welsh international scored 106 goals in 258 appearances during his time at Real Madrid
The Welshman flirted with a move to hometown Cardiff City in the Championship earlier this week after he reportedly met with manager Steve Morison to discuss a potential contract.
But the five-time Champions League winner ultimately chose to take on a new challenge at Los Angeles FC, which finished ninth in the MLS Western Conference last season.
Having played just seven times for Real Madrid in all competitions in the past campaign, the move to LAFC Bale is likely to provide plenty of first-team action for Qatar.