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Report: D.C. United in talks with Gareth Bale

Jul 26, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale (11) dribbles the ball as Atletico de Madrid forward Sergio Camello (34) defends during the second half of an International Champions Cup soccer series match at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

D.C. United have “exchanged proposals” with star winger Gareth Bale, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

The MLS club initially spoke with the 32-year-old Welsh captain’s representatives months ago “but it didn’t go anywhere,” the newspaper’s soccer writer posted on Twitter.

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In a reply to his own tweet, the writer characterized a scenario that would bring Bale to the nation’s capital as “very far-fetched.”

Bale is expected to leave Real Madrid at the end of the current season on a free transfer.

He scored 11 Premier League goals in 20 appearances while on loan with Tottenham Hotspur during the 2020-21 season but has only featured in four La Liga matches with Real Madrid in 2021-22.

–Field Level Media