Gareth Bale signs with MLS’ LAFC

Gareth Bale signs with MLS’ LAFC

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has found a new club home in the US.

The 32-year-old winger has sealed a deal with Los Angeles FC to join MLS after a trophy-filled run at the Bernabeu. Los Angeles FC officially announced the deal on Monday, with news of the signing via MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Boggart over the weekend. The deal with the club will reportedly run for 12 months and expire in June next year, although there is said to be an option to extend it by 18 months until the 2024 MLS season.

Bale will officially become a free agent at the end of this month, when his current contract with Real Madrid expires. He had already confirmed in a farewell letter posted on Twitter on June 1 that he would be leaving the Spanish giants after almost a decade.

“Nine years ago, I came here as a young man and wanted to fulfill my dream of playing for Real Madrid. Wear a pristine white shirt, wear the team crest on the chest, play at the Santiago BernabĂ©u, win titles, be it Part of being so famous, winning the Champions League. “I can now look back, reflect and honestly say that this dream has become a reality, and there are many, many more,” he wrote in the letter.

“Being part of the history of this club, to achieve this when I was a Real Madrid player, was an incredible experience that I will never forget.”

Bale was one of the most accomplished players of his era, winning five Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three La Liga titles and three Copa del Rey with Real Madrid. From 2013 to 22, he made 258 appearances for the club, scoring 106 goals and providing 67 assists.

Bale, who turns 33 next month, also recently helped Wales reach their first World Cup in 64 years. He will play against the U.S. men’s national team, starting this November’s Group B match in Qatar.

LAFC started MLS competition in 2018 and is currently in its fifth season. Through 16 games, the club currently leads the Western Conference and Supporters Shield with 33 points.

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