Sources: LAFC finalizing deal to sign superstar Gareth Bale

Sources: LAFC finalizing deal to sign superstar Gareth Bale

UPDATE (June 25, 6:19 pm ET) – Gareth Bale's move from Real Madrid to LAFC seems all but complete

as the Wales national team forward posted a video Saturday evening wearing the club's hat and jersey.

Bale's caption on Twitter read: "See you soon, Los Angeles." He also tagged LAFC's account.

This has become a trademark signing reveal for the Black & Gold since their 2018 expansion season

Nearly two weeks ago, Italy national team defender Giorgio Chiellini posted a similar video when announcing his arrival to the Los Angeles club upon leaving Juventus.

Bale is poised to join on a Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) deal, per a source

That would leave LAFC with an open Designated Player spot this summer after Chiellini also signed via a TAM deal.

ORIGINAL (June 25, 10:49 am ET) – LAFC are finalizing a deal to sign former Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale, sources tell

Bale is a free agent after his contract with Real Madrid expires this summer

One source indicates the deal will not require a Designated Player spot

leaving LAFC with one DP spot open still. The deal will run for 12 months, through June 2023.

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