MLS Club LAFC Set to Sign Real Madrid Superstar Gareth Bale

Published 06/25/2022, 3:58 PM EDT
MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 09: Gareth Bale, #11 of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Wanda Metropolitano on February 09, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Sonia Canada/Getty Images)

Players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the world of football for the past fifteen years. As a result, several others had to remain in their shadow and could never get the title of being the best player on the planet. Gareth Bale was one of them.

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The Welsh superstar was absolutely tearing it up in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur. He was certainly the best player in England, and his performances earned him a world-record move to Real Madrid.

Bale’s time in Spain started spectacularly when he formed one of the best trios on the planet, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

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However, it all went downhill after three years.

Gareth Bale joins Los Angeles FC

The Welshman started struggling with injuries and was soon out of contention for a place in the Real Madrid starting eleven. He did give some hope for a better future in 2018 when he scored two goals in the UCL final to win Madrid the trophy, but that proved to be another false dawn.

Bale’s contract at Real Madrid finally expired this season and the former Spurs winger is looking for a new club. He has been linked with several clubs, but according to a report from ESPN, his next club is confirmed.

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Gareth Bale has reportedly agreed to sign a one-year deal with MLS club, Los Angeles FC. The deal will have the option to extend Bale’s contract by 18 months, but only time will tell how Bale will perform in America.

Bale and his form for Wales

While his time at Real Madrid was always a point of speculation and criticism, Bale never let his nation down. He performed for his country whenever he was called upon to do so. Now, Wales has finally made it to the World Cup for the first time in over 50 years.

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Bale had a huge role to play in that as it was his free-kick against Ukraine that led to the only goal of the World Cup final play-off. He will represent Wales at the World Cup, and it’ll be interesting to see how he’ll perform on the biggest stage.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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