Gareth Bale reportedly joining LAFC
Departing Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale appears set to become the latest big name to head to MLS.
Gareth Bale is signing for Los Angeles FC, according to a report in the United States.
MLSsoccer.com, the official website of MLS, claims the winger will join LAFC on a one-year contract using targeted allocation money.
That deal would expire next June, midway through the 2023 season.
Bale's Real Madrid contract expires this month, and he has been looking for a new club after guiding Wales to qualification for the 2022 World Cup.
The five-time Champions League winner has been widely linked with Cardiff City but instead appears set on a move Stateside.
Wales face the USMNT in their first group-stage match in Qatar.
Before then, Bale's signing would boost an LAFC team who already lead the Supporters' Shield race and have also secured Giorgio Chiellini ahead of the transfer window in MLS opening next month.
LAFC's first match after that date is El Trafico against rivals the LA Galaxy.