Gareth Bale Moves to the MLS
The Welsh winger is available after his contract with Real Madrid ended this summer. According to Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, Bale will now join an MLS club. Former Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is set to sign for MLS side Los Angeles FC.
Gareth Bale career Journey
Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham for a then-world-record fee of £85.1m in 2013 and often had a fractious relationship with fans and the hierarchy at the La Liga club. However, he won three La Liga titles, five Champions League trophies. Also winning one of each last season, plus three UEFA Super Cups, three FIFA Club World Cups, the Copa Del Rey and Spanish Super Cup during his time in Madrid. Nonetheless, he went on to score 106 goals and providing 67 assists in 258 games for Real Madrid.
Bale Says Goodbye to Madrid
Bale signed off from his “dream” nine-year Real Madrid stint with an open letter to the club’s fans. He wrote on Twitter: “I write this message to say thank you to all my team mates, past and present, my managers, the backroom staff and to the fans that supported me.
“I arrived here nine years ago as a young man who wanted to realise my dream of playing for Real Madrid. To wear the pristine white kit, to wear the crest on my chest, to play at the Santiago Bernabeu, to win titles and to be part of what it’s so famous for, to win the Champions League.
“I can now look back, reflect and say with honesty that this dream became a reality and much, much more. To be a part of this club’s history and to achieve what we achieved while I was a Real Madrid player, has been an incredible experience and one I will never forget.
“I also want to thank President Florentino Perez, Jose Angel Sanchez, and the board for giving me the opportunity to play for this club. Together we were able to create some moments that will live forever in the history of this club and football. “It has been an honour. Thank you! HALA MADRID!”
He is looking to maintain his fitness ahead of Wales’ appearance at the 2022 World Cup. They qualified last month after beating Ukraine in their World Cup play-off final in Cardiff.