Los Angeles CEO wants Gareth Bale to stay a long time

Los Angeles FC general manager John Thorington said Gareth Bale’s stint in Major League Soccer would be the best preparation for the World Cup, but he would like the Wales striker to stay longer after the tournament. in Qatar. Bale’s contract with the Spanish champions Real Madrid expires questsummer and the 32-year-old posted a video about social media with in hand his new team jersey, saying, “See you soon in Los Angeles.” Bale led Wales to qualify for the 2022 World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a 1-0 win over Ukraine in the playoffs earlier this month. “It wasn’t a contract just six months before the World Cup,” Thorington told reporters Sunday after his team’s 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls. “We always talk about a longer period of collaboration with Los Angeles. “Gareth Bale was in advance with us on what he wanted. We have had numerous contacts with him and directly with his representatives. We felt he wanted to prepare for the World Cup and beyond that is exactly what we can offer. “We agree with Gareth on the definition of success, so we won’t do anything counterproductive for Bale. A good performance here will be the perfect preparation he needs for the World Cup ”. (Reuters)