When the next step in his career seemed to be in Cardiff, his hometown, this Saturday it was confirmed that Gareth Bale is one step away from closing his transfer to Los Angeles FC, a team from the North American Soccer League (MLS). This was advanced by 'MLSsoccer.com', the official website of the American competition.
The still Real Madrid player, whose contract with the whites expires on June 30, will sign a season with the Los Angeles club, according to this website, which refers to an agreement that is "ending" and would be extended for 12 months.
Bale has been linked with multiple clubs, including Cardiff City, his hometown team, but he seems determined to continue his career in the United States.
The Welsh international -five-time champion of the Champions League with the Real Madrid shirt- will play the World Cup with his national team at the end of the year and does not want to arrive without minutes.
This was one of Bale's goals, to find a club that would guarantee him continuity to get to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. His commitment to Los Angeles, a club founded in 2014, is not the first of a player who leaves Europe, after having recently acquired the services of Giorgio Chiellini.
Gareth Bale said goodbye to Real Madrid on June 1, confirming that he would not continue at the club where he has played 258 games in eight seasons, scoring 106 goals and providing 67 assists. In addition, he has lifted 5 Champions, 4 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups, 3 Leagues, 1 Copa del Rey and 3 Spanish Super Cups.