Why the MLS cannot afford a player like Gareth Bale next season
Gareth Bale recently praised the MLS following which the Welshman has been linked with a move to American league in the summer. But it will not be easy for clubs in the States to take in such a big superstar right now.
Gareth Bale is easily one of the biggest superstars in world football and the player could be on his way to the MLS during the next transfer window.
The player made a move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur but he’s never been able to hit it off in Spain, playing mostly second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo.
And to make matters worse, over the past couple of seasons, he’s had a real scuffle with Zidane Zidane and the problems had reached a point where Gareth Bale even admitted that he was “more excited” while playing for his country than Real Madrid.
Now while talking about the MLS, the 30-year-old has praised the American league hinting at a possible move out of the Bernabeu.
“I would definitely be interested in it,” Bale told the ICC’s ‘The Hat Trick’ podcast, as reported by BBC.
“I really like the league, it’s grown so much over the years.
“When we come over and play them in pre-season, the games are difficult, the standard is getting a lot better. The clubs are improving, the facilities are improving, the stadiums are improving.
“I think it’s a league that’s on the up and still rising. I think a lot more players want to come over to America now and play."Can the MLS afford a player like Gareth Bale?
In December of last year, Bale’s agent had admitted he was not too happy at Real Madrid but will remain at the club since he has a deal there.
Jonathan Barnett said: “He’s not ecstatic.
“He has got a contract and as long as he is a Real Madrid player he will play at 100% – and do very well. He wants to win the championship and the European championship and everything else. It will not affect his performance.”
And now him praising the MLS has all the signs of a possible summer transfer out of the La Liga.
Gareth Bale has two years left on his current deal at Real Madrid meaning Perez could very well try and cash in on him at the end of this season. But we think, he’ll not be heading to the MLS simply cause the American teams cannot afford to pay his current wages.
Right now, the Welsh international ears a staggering £600,000 per week at the Bernabeu and this is the type of figure which the North American clubs just cannot afford after such a massive financial crisis due to the worldwide lockdowns.
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