Former Real Madrid star Gareth Bale will join Los Angeles on a one-year deal.

32-year-old man joins after finishing a brilliant spell with RealMadrid this summer. He will not sign as a designated player and his salary will subsequently count towards the LAFC limit calculation.

Bale confirmed the move on social media on Saturday, posting a video of him donning the LAFC jersey and signaling his trademark celebration of the heart.

Bale signed for Real Madrid for a then-record fee in 2013, winning five Champions Leagues, three La Liga titles and one Copa del Rey as he fitted into a dangerous attacking trident alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Bale celebrating winning the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona in 2014.

It was the performances of the winger in the English club Tottenham Hotspur that attracted attention Los Blancos, wIn 2013, Eat Bale won the Premier League Player of the Season and won the North London PFA Player of the Year award twice.

The six-time Welsh Footballer of the Year winner arrives in Los Angeles, helping his country reach the World Cup final for the first time in 64 years earlier this month. Bale a deflected free kick secured a 1-0 victory over Ukraine in delayed qualification by stamping the Wales ticket on Qatar In November.
Bale celebrates second goal

Bale’s arrival marks the LAFC’s second high-profile signing this summer, after veteran Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini confirmed his move to the franchise earlier this month.

Chiellini established himself as one of the best centre-backs in the game in his 18-year career at Juventus, winning nine Serie A titles and five Coppa Italia trophies. The 37-year-old led Italy to victory at UEFA EURO 2020 but announced his retirement from the national team in March after his country A shocking World Cup qualifier trip to North Macedonia.
Italy head coach Roberto Mancini and captain Chiellini celebrate victory at Euro 2020.

Both Bale and Chiellini will officially join on July 7 when the secondary transfer window opens and could make their debut the next day when LAFC faces city rivals LA Galaxy.

The pair’s arrival continues the trend, with some of the most vocal players joining MLS at the twilight of their careers.

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The famous signing of David Beckham to Galaxy in 2007 paved the way for a number of big-name stars to follow suit, including Premier League icons Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba, who spent all their time in the US.

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a prolific time at Galaxy in 2018 before returning to former club Milan, who also played 2007 Ballon d’Or winner Kaka and legendary Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo before moving to MLS later in your career.

    Ibrahimovic shone during his time at Galaxy.

Chiellini could take on longtime international teammate Lorenzo Insigne this season, while the 31-year-old winger will join Toronto after a 12-year stint with Italian club Napoli.