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Gareth Bale expected to join LAFC

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Soccer star Gareth Bale is expected to sign with LAFC. He will sign with the Major League Soccer club when his contract with Real Madrid expired.

The 32-year-old had previously been linked to Cardiff. He said goodbye to Real Madrid in a social media post. 

Soccer star Gareth Bale applauds the crowd at a game
Gareth Bale applauds the crowd at a game (Photo by Gareth Bale/Instagram)

Bale is the latest aging soccer star to come to MLS to play at the tail end of their career. 

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LAFC has not announced the signing yet. However, on Friday night, the team did post a GIF.

In the video, it showed an LAFC hat in a box. The box had an LAFC international mailing stamp on it. However, the shipping location was blurred. 

The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The Athletic is reporting the deal is a one-year contract initially. 

Then the sides have an option to add 18 months to the deal. 

Bale spent a combined eight seasons with Real Madrid. He also spent time with Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton.

He was on loan with Tottenham Hotspur during the 2020-21 season. Bale returned to Real Madrid in 2021-22. 

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The Wales winger is considered one of the greatest soccer players to come out of the country. 

He has appeared in 176 matches with Real Madrid, including 149 starts. He has scored 81 goals and assisted on 40 goals. 

Bale has scored 140 goals in his career with the three teams.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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