Gareth Bale is one of the bomb signings of 2022 ml season, he is a player with an impressive track record RealMadrideven if his performance in Spain disappointed the Merengue team, where for years more was expected of him.
It allowed LAFC bring it at a bargain price and benefited in the process David BeckhamX Inter Miamiwho received a $75,000 settlement due to a rule put in place by the MLS to govern the signing of players from foreign leagues called Discovery List.
How was the opening list applied to signing Gareth Bale to MLS?
To sign the Welsh player, the LAFC used money in addition to a salary cap called Target allotted money (TAM) to mitigate the impact of the wage cap on various players and not disrupt their 2022 budget.
However, he also had to consider the guidelines Discovery Lista rule that MLS applies to players who are followed by their franchises in foreign leagues but who do not have an MLS contract or are not subject to other allocation arrangements for the US league.
Thus, when a team wants to sign a player in the future, it assigns this clause to him, which acts as a pending right to bring him to the MLS and not to other teams. When Gareth BaleInter Miami had the clause and the LAFC had to pay $75,000 to be eligible to sign it.
The purpose of this rule is not to add value to a player due to a dispute between two MLS teams, so it helps to comply with applicable salary caps similar to those of the four major US sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL).
How much does Gareth Bale make in MLS?
The advantage of LAFC is that the Welsh player’s salary is extremely low compared to what he earned at Real Madrid. His salary for the 2022 season is set at $1.6 million Because he joined the team as a free agent, so according to the league’s tabulator, that’s the assigned salary.
Had he been registered as a “designated player”, his salary would have been $3.5 million. If we add $75,000, the gross signing fee will be significantly less than $20.3 million per season that Gareth Bale earned at Real Madrid.