Former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore have revealed that Gareth’s decision to join Major League Soccer side LA FC is disappointing.
According to Collymore, Gareth Bale choose an easy path than join a Premier League side.
Gareth Bale became a free agent last month after He decided to run down his contract at Real Madrid after spending 8 years with 14th-time Champions League winners.
The Wales captain won five Champions League and three La Liga with Real Madrid making 258 appearances with the Los Blancos scoring 106 goals and providing 67 assists.
According to Reports, Bale had multiple offers from Premier League clubs and Championship club Cardiff City but He decided to join Los Angeles Fc on a one-year deal to prepare for the World Cup.
However, Stan Collymore claims he would have loved to see Bale in the Premier League.
What did Stan Collymore say?
The former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker wrote in his column on the Mirror sports, He said: “LA is briefing it’s not just about a six-month deal but it is really. I don’t necessarily see that they’re trying to sign marquee names to move the game forward there as much because there has been a shift towards wanting to produce better younger players themselves.
“So it’s more a case of, ‘We have a guy here who is available, he can play three or four months for us, we may well get into the playoffs, which would make the last game just before the World Cup, and that dovetails perfectly’. But I don’t think this is one where Bale will be pushing the game forward because, with the greatest of respect, I don’t think even Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, or Wayne Rooney did that.
“Becks probably did more at the beginning in terms of saying, ‘Have a look at this league, see what you think’. But for Bale as an individual, he would have got more out of a Brentford, living in London, playing a bit of golf. Don’t get me wrong, I get the LA thing, he’s going to be living in a beautiful part of the world and playing with little real expectation, so he can monitor his fitness and get into the swing of playing regular football, which of course he hasn’t done for some time now.
“I’m sure he sat down and thought, ‘Look, going to play full-on at Cardiff against a load of Championship opponents who all want a piece of me or Brentford where they may lose more games than they win, LA instead seems a good halfway house’. But I can’t help thinking a player who has won what he has could at least have looked at a Crystal Palace, Brentford, or Brighton and said, ‘I still have something to give and I want to show the Premier League what it is.
“It didn’t even have to be the Premier League, he could have gone to Marseille or Borussia Dortmund. But it will be a cameo in LA now to keep ticking over and, like some of the decisions, he has made, such as the China one which fell through, playing as high as he can as regularly as he can now seem anathema to Bale. He could have done it at a higher level and maybe should have done, but perhaps he just wants a little more of the easy life in Los Angeles enjoying their sunshine-filled and plentiful golf courses.”
Gareth Bale is expected to $75,000 weekly at Los Angeles Fc.