The current marquee player of LAFC, Gareth Bale surprised his former teammates from Real Madrid by dropping in on their training session in LA. The current UCL champions have been on a pre-season tour of the entire west coast of America, and the captain of Wales couldn’t help but pop in to visit some of his old friends as they were put through the drills at the UCLA.
Bale had left the Spanish giants in the summer, courtesy of a free transfer, shortly after he picked up a fifth Champions League Winners’ medal, which definitely cemented his status as a legend at the club. Despite that, he hasn’t gone through quite a turbulent relationship with the fans of the club along with the local media.
Gareth Bale Met Up With Real Madrid Stars in Los Angeles
The entire relationship soured even further between Gareth Bale and the press when one columnist from Marca, a Spanish outlet, called Bale a parasite. Nevertheless, the hostility was quite absent when Bale reunited with his former coach Carlo Ancelotti, with the pair captured sharing a warm embrace. The greeting for the Welsh star was quite similar to Karim Benzema, the striker, as well as the likes of Luka Modric and Eden Hazard. Bale was also seen enjoying himself with Vinicius Junior and Casemiro, enjoying an easy camaraderie.
Although Gareth Bale came really close to a move to Cardiff City, his hometown club, he went straight to MLS side LAFC. This is where he intends to get himself in the best possible mental and physical shape ahead of the first World Cup campaign for the country since 1958. There is also a massive opportunity for him to pick up some new silverware at this new club, with LAFC currently sitting top of the Western Conference. Bale has already made a major impact with new employers, as he scored his first goal against Sporting Kansas City in a 2-0 win.