LAFC finalize deal with Welsh winger Gareth Bale – NBC10 Philadelphia
Welsh football superstar Gareth Bale and LAFC are finalizing a deal, according to reports.
Bale currently plays for La Liga club Real Madrid and for the Wales national team.
When Bale’s contract with Real Madrid expires this summer, he will become a free agent and is expected to be snapped up by Los Angeles Football Club.
The agreement will run for a period of 12 months and will end next June. A source says the deal won’t require a Designated Player spot, leaving LAFC with a DP spot open.
The 32-year-old winger started his career with Tottenham and then joined Real Madrid in 2013. He has won five Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three La Liga titles and three Spanish Cups in the course of his career in Spain. He is known as one of the greatest wingers of his generation, as well as one of the best Welsh players of all time.
With over 38 goals scored, Bale led Wales to their first World Cup in 50 years since losing in 1958 to Brazil. Wales will face USA in Group B in November.