What if I told you one of the world’s most recognizable players, who is just 30 years old, is available on a free transfer? Well, that’s apparently what Gareth Bale’s situation at Real Madrid has deteriorated into. MLS has recently swayed away from buying big-named, aging players, however, this could be a great opportunity for a needle-moving transfer.

Reports suggest that the Spanish giants are ready to let Bale leave for any club in the world without demanding a transfer fee. The reason for this is that the Welsh superstar’s salary is astronomically high and they simply want him off their books.

The relationship between Bale and Madrid has been a point of contention for years. Whether it was their fans, the media, or the manager, it’s been a non-stop cycle of drama since Bale arrived in 2013. His departure has seemed likely for a while. A deal just hasn’t materialized and now it seems like Madrid want to dump him to finally end the saga.

Money is obviously the biggest factor for any club looking to acquire Bale. He rakes in a cool $16 million a year in wages.