Gareth Bale has once again been linked with a move to the MLS, but this time it’s not just idle gossip.
If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ll know that Gareth Bale has been repeatedly linked with a move to LAFC in recent weeks.
I’m sure many of you are wondering if this is something worth getting excited about and for good reason.
LAFC is a great fit for Gareth Bale and vice versa. As far as the player himself goes, he’s proved himself to be one of the best players in world football over his time at Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur, so there’s no doubt that he’d have no problem playing his part at Banc of California Stadium come 2020/21 when they kick off their first season in MLS.
Bale also brings with him some serious star power–something that may prove useful when it comes time to sell tickets (a big task given their home stadium holds just 22k).
That said, while winning over new fans might not be an immediate concern for LAFC right now given how few people will actually get into Banc of California Stadium on match days during its inaugural season, there are still plenty of reasons why signing Gareth Bale could prove beneficial down the road even if he doesn’t wow supporters immediately upon arrival on these shores.
LAFC Fans Are Pleased With Gareth Bale’s Arrival
Bale described his LAFC dreams as “a fairytale”.
“I’ve been to a couple of [LAFC] games, I really like the city,” Bale said.
“They’ve got a great stadium and they are doing really well at the moment. They have won their last three games, so hopefully they can keep that going.”
Bale has already scored twice for the Galaxy this season, including one in each half on Saturday as they beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 at Dignity Health Sports Park.