LAFC signs forward Gareth Bale to a 12-month contract
Announced today, LAFC signs forward Gareth Bale, 32, to a 12-month contract using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). Bale’s contract will run through next year with an option for an additional 18 months through 2024. For a $75,000 trade in 2023 General Allocation Money (GAM), Bale’s MLS discovery rights were acquired by LAFC from Inter Miami.
The Welsch superstar is a five-time UEFA Champions League winner and recently led his team to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Bale joins the Black and Gold after exiting out of Real Madrid where he spent his career from 2013–2022 following his time at Tottenham Hotspur from 2007–2013.
“Gareth is one of the most dynamic and exciting attacking players of his generation,” said LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington as LAFC signs forward Gareth Bale. “Adding a player who brings the talent and experience at the highest levels that Gareth does is an incredible opportunity to continue to improve our club. Gareth is highly motivated to continue to win trophies and we are elated that he has made the choice to join LAFC and help lead us in our ultimate goal of winning championships.”
“I am extremely excited for this move to LAFC,” said Bale. “This is the right place for me and my family and the right time in my career, and I cannot wait to get started working with the team and getting ready to win more trophies in Los Angeles.”
Since 2006, Bale has made 105 appearances for Wales while recording 22 assists and 28 goals. He has won six Wales Footballer of the Year Awards along with his five UEFA Champions League titles, three Club World Cups, three La Liga titles, and a Copa del Rey.
Widely considered as the best male Welsh international in football history, Bale is a welcomed addition to the Black and Gold and definitely adds to the legendary veteran presence with the recent deal for Giorgio Chiellini. As LAFC signs forward Gareth Bale, they look better than ever and are suited to become the favorites to win the Audi 2022 MLS Cup. There’s obviously no bias here.