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Gareth Bale moves to MLS raising Europe’s eyebrows

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale moving to the MLS came out of the blue. Sky pundit Darren Ambrose says he never expected the Welsh to play in the United States.

Gareth Bale signs for Los Angeles FC

Bale engraved his name deep into the list of players European football has been grateful for. Now the Welsh wingman signed for LAFC on a 12-month deal and will play in the MLS.

The Wales National Team captain netted the ball 90 times and assisted 33 times for Los Blancos, during his time in Spain. He went on to pull a similar stint in Tottenham by scoring 11 times and assisting twice in the 2020-21 season.

The player now believes he’s seen everything Europe has to offer and left for the United States of America.

Other European interests in Bale

Bale’s Real Madrid contract ends this month and many European teams were alerted by this. The Welsh striker’s reputation speaks for his demand in the transfer market.

Reports have claimed that Premier League sides, Aston Villa and Newcastle United were desperate for the 32-year-old’s signature. In addition to them, Cardiff City, Bale’s home club also offered him the chance but just couldn’t land him.

Darren Ambrose’s reaction

Darren Ambrose was exclaimed to see the decorated Madridista leave for a much smaller league, MLS. However, the former Newcastle midfielder said he saw this coming. To clarify, he predicted that Gareth Bale was going to do something the world of football won’t see coming, and he did.

“He said he was going to surprise everyone,”

Ambrose said.

“And he did, it really came to Los Angeles out of the blue,”

“I think it’s a great commitment for MLS and Gareth himself to go out and play in Los Angeles.”

the ex-Newcastle player concluded.

The Sky pundit reportedly said he had a word with the 5-time Champions League winner about what could be the last days of his career. However, didn’t see MLS be his next destination whatsoever.

Why Major League Soccer?

Gareth Bale didn’t plan on joining MLS nor was playing in America on his bucket list. The Welsh just wanted the world to know he’s playing his last football matches.

Bale told reports that he would have retired from all forms of football if Wales hadn’t qualified for the World Cup that commences in 4 months. Most importantly, the player has signed a year’s contract with Los Angeles FC with the intention of running down the clocks by a year to the next Euros.

In conclusion, the next European Championship will be held in Germany and everyone expects Bale to play a major role for Wales. If his nation doesn’t qualify for the competition, he’ll hang his boots way before Wales plays in the Euro 2024.

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