Former Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has signed for MLS side Los Angeles FC amid ambitious links to the likes of Rangers this window.
The legendary 32-year-old Welsh international will follow in the footsteps of fellow British superstars like David Beckham and Steven Gerrard by moving stateside next season.
The winger has signed a 12-month deal with Los Angeles which will take him to the World Cup in Qatar at the end of, where he will be competing with Wales.
Considered one of the greatest players of his generation, it’s a major move for Los Angeles FC as Gareth Bale prepares for a season in the USA.
Bale was a free agent after leaving Real Madrid following nine years in Spain, where he moved for a then world record £85.3m fee in 2013 [BBC Sport].
The transfer window always throws up some crazy rumours when it comes to Rangers but the links to ex-Spurs hero Bale were never realistic.
According to reports coming out of Spain – namely from outlet Sport – Rangers were one of several clubs tailing the winger this summer.
Rangers-linked Gareth Bale officially signs for Los Angeles
The Ibrox side were named alongside the likes of Spurs, Newcastle United, AC Milan and Cardiff City as potential interested parties in the summer.
But something tells us this was a link made due to Rangers signing fellow Welsh international Aaron Ramsey in January of this year.
Ramsey had an underwhelming loan stint in Glasgow where he struggled for fitness and form before eventually missing the decisive penalty in the Europa League Final against Eintracht Frankfurt.
There were murmurs of the player returning up until this point with an easy link between Rangers, Bale and the two players teaming up in Glasgow as a result.
But now Welsh Wizard Gareth Bale has signed up with Los Angeles FC and USA football fans can look forward to seeing the player in their top league next season.
Meanwhile, it’s a case of what might’ve been as a former Ibrox youth reportedly snubs Man United as he moves to the Premier League.