Gareth Bale is ‘in talks with DC United over joining them on a free’ when his Real Madrid contract expires this summer… and MLS side ‘are prepared to offer the Welshman a bigger deal than the one they gave Wayne Rooney’
- Gareth Bale is reportedly in talks with joining DC United on a free this summer
- The Welshman’s contract at Real Madrid is due to expire at the end of the season
- Bale, 32, is looking to captain Wales out at the Qatar World Cup this winter
- DC United will reportedly offer him a bigger deal than the one they gave Rooney
- His stint at Real is set to end on a sour note after clashes with the Spanish media
Gareth Bale is reportedly in talks with MLS side DC United over joining them on a free this summer when his £550,000-a-week contract at Real Madrid expires.
The Welshman will see out the remainder of his deal at Real, bringing the curtain down on his rollercoaster nine-year stint at the Bernabeu.
With this year’s winter World Cup in Qatar just over six months away, Bale is now considering his options, given how he would like to lead his country at another major tournament.
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale is reportedly in talks with joining DC United on a free this summer
And according to the Washington Post, DC United are looking to offer him the chance to play stateside ahead of this winter’s international showpiece in Qatar.
The report suggests that the MLS side are in talks with Bale’s representatives about joining them on a free in the summer, with each side ‘exchanging proposals’ over a move.
It is also being reported that DC United are prepared to offer Bale – a four-time Champions League winner – a bigger deal than what they gave to Wayne Rooney when he represented the club in 2018.
DC United are willing to offer him a bigger deal than the one they gave Wayne Rooney (above)
The Washington Post’s Steven Goff states it is ‘unclear’ whether the deal will pick up speed.
Bale – who has played more than 250 games for Real Madrid and won 14 trophies during that time – has also been linked with a second return to Tottenham, while Cardiff are also said to be interested.
Despite becoming the most successful Brit to play abroad, Bale’s spell at Real looks to be ending on a sour note having played just seven matches in all competitions this term.
His lack of action for Madrid has led to anger from Spanish publications after seeing Bale sitting in the dugout for long spells – Marca launched an astonishing attack on the former Tottenham star, calling him a ‘parasite’ who had been ‘sucking Real Madrid’s euros’.
There have been questions over his future with his Real Madrid contract set to expire
Bale, 32, is looking to lead Wales out at the World Cup in Qatar later this year
He furiously hit back in a lengthy statement on social media, writing: ‘We all know who the real parasites are.’
Bale has also struggled to win over Real Madrid’s fans who loudly booed and whistled him as he made his first competitive appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu in more than two years, when he came off the bench in the 2-0 win over Getafe at the weekend.
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