Sunday Mirror

Bale: I want to help with kids


GARETH BALE aims to become a guiding light for younger players when he kicks off his Major League Soccer career with Los Angeles FC.

The 32-year-old (below) is expected to make his MLS debut against Nashville next weekend after sitting out his new club’s 3-2 win over city rivals LA Galaxy on Friday night. And he is planning to make a big impression both on and off the field.

“I can come in and offer obviously what I can do in football, but I can also help with the youngsters,” Bale said.

“It’s a very young team here and I can give them advice, showing them what I do in terms of profession­al standard, and trying to help them.

“The league is growing – it’s an exciting opportunit­y for me and my family.”

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