Watch moment beaming Gareth Bale hugs former Real Madrid team-mates in LA just weeks after ugly transfer exit | The Sun

GARETH BALE appeared happier than ever as he reunited with his former Real Madrid teammates earlier this week, less than one month after his sour exit.

The 33-year-old bid farewell to Los Blancos last month after a nine-year stint in Madrid.

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He rapidly fell out-of-favour with Carlo Ancelotti last season, and as a result he was limited to just five La Liga appearances.

By the end of the campaign, he had no intention to extend his stay and decided to leave upon the expiry of his contract.

Despite his lack of game time, Bale had a long list of potential suitors lining up to offer him a new deal, including Cardiff City.

But he opted to sign for MLS side LAFC instead and penned a 12-month contract worth around £1.3million.

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While Bale's Real Madrid career is slowly becoming a distant memory, he was still eager to greet his former teammates when they arrived in Los Angeles earlier this week.

A video posted on Instagram showed the winger greeting and embracing the Madrid players during a pre-season training session.

He was also happy to chat to former boss Ancelotti, despite previous disputes.

Bale has had no issue with settling into his new life in the MLS.

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He scored his first goal for LAFC last week during the club's clash with Sporting Kansas City.

The Wales captain was subbed on for his second club appearance in the 65th minute of the game and went on to net in the 83rd minute to make the score 2-0.

Speaking after the game, he said: "[It was] nice to come on and grab a goal to help the team get the three points.

"So from a personal point of view it's nice to get off the mark, and more importantly get the three points."

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