Real Madrid legend Gareth Bale has announced his next move and it’s a massive surprise. The Welshman is heading stateside as he joins the likes of Giorgio Chiellini to join LAFC. It is believed to be a 1 year deal with an option to extend. Move comes after weeks of speculation regarding his future where he was linked with the likes of Getafe and his hometown club Cardiff City. He leaves Real as one of their best players of the modern era with 5 Champions League titles, 3 La Liga titles as well as a single Spanish Cup where he demolished Marc Bartra who one would argue, never really recovered from. He has been a success following his move from Spurs in the summer of 2013 although the last couple of years were not exactly how he wanted his stay to end. Still, his numbers are incredible. Following are his numbers:


Bale for Real Madrid
Appearances: 258 Goals:106 Assists67
Bale for Wales
Appearances: 106 Goals:39 Assists:22
Bale for Spurs
Appearances: 237 Goals:72 Assists:60

With the FIFA World Cup months away, this move will provide Bale the opportunity to stay in shape, compete when he likes and get prepared to represent Wales at the World Cup, their first in over 60 years. There are some nice golf courses as well for Bale to thrive and be himself. 

Following are 3 reasons why Bale’s move is perfect for all parties.

1. Golf & California Weather; Avoid Cold, Rainy Night in Stoke

 Gareth Bale’s priorities are well-known, its Golf, Wales, and Football in that particular order. State of California alone has 921 golf courses including the world famous ones such as Torrey Pines &  Pebble Beach so Bale can pick and choose. The California weather is sunny year around so he avoided those cold rainy nights in Stoke. Had he joined Cardiff, he would be facing them twice!

2. Easier Competition; Lesser Games

MLS is notoriously known for its poor defensive displays and Bale will most certainly have field days especially with the likes of Vela in the team who drags a lot of defenders out of their positions. As mentioned above, LAFC have added former Juve legend Giorgio Chiellini to shore up that defense.

Meanwhile LAFC finish their regular season on the 9th of October at home to Nashville so they will be done relatively early compared to other leagues such as the Premier League, which stalls in the second week of November for the World Cup. This will allow him to link up with his national team well ahead of others

3. Scouting the US National Team

Well, the United States open their World Cup aspirations against Gareth Bales and Wales on the 21st of November. Bale’s move could give him opportunity to scout some of the talents in the United States although majority of the stars ply their trade in Europe. On the contrary, it might be a great opportunity for US coach Greg Berhalter to watch Bale in action so he could create his gameplan on how to stop Bale, Wales’ biggest and most important weapon. 

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