Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is said to have received an offer from an MLS team worth more than £300,000 per week, however, the specific sum has not been published.
After another injury-plagued season, the Welshman is almost destined to leave the Bernabeu at the end of the season. He has been at Los Blancos since 2013 but has fallen out of favor due to a change in management and the club’s notoriously demanding fan base.
When his contract with the La Liga table-toppers expires, he has been linked with a complete retirement from club football. That is dependent on Wales’ ability to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
If they do, Bale will almost certainly join a new club for at least one more season to allow him to compete in his first World Cup.
Given his recent injury troubles, the attacker’s options may be limited. The American MLS, though, has already initiated ‘talks’ with Bale’s representation and would undoubtedly welcome him with open arms given his stature.
Those negotiations are believed to have begun “months ago,” but did not advance at the time. However, DC United is eager to sign the Welsh superstar and has returned with a reinvigorated ambition to bring him to the United States.
D.C. United fired head coach Hernan Losada on Wednesday, and sources indicate that the Black and Red are in talks with Bale’s representation.
According to recent reports, the two parties have ‘exchanged propositions.’
However, it is unclear whether talks with Bale, a four-time Champions League winner, would go any further. In terms of money, D.C. United has wiggle room to make the deal happen, as well as an important third Designated Player spot available.
It was stated in a Twitter thread that a move to D.C. United is very far-fetched.’ But one thing is certain: Bale will play for the four-time MLS Cup champions, and staying match fit will be his first focus with Wales still in contention to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year.
And D.C. United is no stranger to huge European names, with Wayne Rooney being the most recent. The Audi Field surface, while they’ve recently been connected with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Luka Modric.
Since turning 30, Bale has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer, with the LA Galaxy previously listed alongside the attacker.
The addition of a top European player would clearly be enormous for DC United, but the match makes sense on a larger scale as well. The club, which has finished last in the Eastern Conference after seven games, has an unfilled Designated Player spot and is trying to replace the wide offensive presence of Paul Arriola, who left in the offseason.
According to a recent assessment, Bale might surpass Rooney’s pay which was $2.76 million every year. To tempt Bale, who reputedly earns a remarkable $782,000 per week at Real Madrid, the MLS side would almost certainly have to outbid them by a wide margin.