Gareth Bale, one of the best wingers of the generation, recently announced leaving Real Madrid after nine years. The five-time Champions League winner will join the MLS Los Angeles FC to boost Wales’ overall performance.
Bale’s latter part of his career at Real Madrid faced reported fallouts with hierarchy. However, the player has proved one of the best performers, winning three La Liga titles, five Championship League titles, and over 100 goals.
Needless to say that the player’s acquisition was highly competitive. Still, the Los Angeles FC secured Bale after the player’s Real Madrid contract ended.
Steve Cherundolo, the famous American coach, has gathered a capable squad, including signings like Carlos Vela and Giorgio Chiellini. Even Bale previously hinted at spending joyous time with the coach during the holidays.
Both Chiellini and Vela will be missing the World Cup in Qatar. However, the time can help Bale prepare for the transition.
The winger faced a puzzling injury during the final seasons at Real Madrid. Some players even deemed Bale unfit; however, the 32-year-old was always ready to represent the nation. There is no telling what went wrong, but Wales’ first World Cup qualification since 1958 will certainly boost the player’s morale.
In addition, LAFC scored better in the Western Conference than its ninth-place ending last year, and it even puts them in the best position to become the Best in the West.
The chance to secure silverware will also be a source of motivation for Bale. As the top scorer in the MLC Cup, Vela with Chiellini can change LAFC’s outlook. The team might make it through the competition depending on the players’ joining.