Everything You Need to Know About the Signing of Gareth Bale by Los Angeles FC

After Finishing his Contract with Real Madrid, the Welshman Decides to Join the MLS Team Los Angeles FC. We Tell you Everything you Need to Know About this Signing.

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Gareth Bale, 32, is regarded as one of the greatest players in Welsh history. There are several emblematic moments of the player in his 10 years at Real Madrid and currently the Welsh team has managed to become a leader and a key player, which has just qualified for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, after this country did not attend a World Cup fair since 1958.

Over the last few weeks, a subject of considerable interest among soccer fans has been the professional destiny of this player before the expiration of his contract with Real Madrid, a team with which he spent eight seasons and with which he conquered 19 major titles, including five UEFA Champions League titles .

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The rumors indicated from a possible retirement, to the interest of teams like Getafe or Cardiff to add this player to their ranks. Finally, on June 25, Bale has put an end to the rumors with a video post on social networks in which he is seen wearing a cap and shirt with the colors of the Los Angeles Football Club. "See you soon, Los Angeles" assured the player in the post.

Gareth Bale's decision will lead him to play next season for Los Angeles FC, a Major League Soccer (MLS) team, founded in close to 2014, and which has just been runner-up in the United States tournament. As for the contract, this will be for twelve months, with the possibility of extending it for one more season.

The signing of the Welshman in the Californian team will give him the opportunity to share the field in this league with another prominent figure in European Soccer, such as the Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, champion of EURO 2021 and from Juventus. This also recently joined LAFC. Chiellini's contract will keep him with the team until 2023.

He will also share the court with Carlos Vela, a star of the team, who left La Real Sociedad to play in the United States.

It is important to emphasize that this player arrives free from Real Madrid, which will allow his new club to have his services for free and only pay the professional's salary.

The debut of both Bale and Chiellini with the Los Angeles team could be next July 8, when this team faces its archrival, the LA Galaxy.

Bale's presence in MLS creates interest among fans of this sport, who are eager to know what the player's performance and commitment will be in the league.

What's in the near future for Gareth Bale?

Bale's arrival in the United States will not only allow him to participate in a new league, in which he will have the opportunity to show all his worth on the pitch, it will also allow him to prepare and stay in tune for the World Cup in Qatar.

The latter is a great commitment for the player, not only because this is the biggest event in soccer, but also because it is the second time that the Welsh team has qualified for a World Cup. The first time in Sweden 1958, where both only reached the first match of the second phase.

Now, after 64 years, Gareth Bale is on a mission to give his best to go as far as possible with his team in this historic contest.

The North American league calendar is perfect for the player's preparation before the World Cup competition, since the MLS Playoffs begin in October and the grand final is scheduled for November 5. 16 days before the first match of the World Cup in Qatar, which will be held from November 21 to December 18.

In short, as can be seen, the signing of the Welshman at LAFC is a decision that marks a course in the player's career that generates curiosity and expectation. It will be the time and action of this player on the court that will determine his present and future in this sport.