It was a big story to me because I had been following all the speculation that he would sign for his hometown club - Cardiff City.
My gut told me he wouldn't. That turned out to be the case after all.
The reason why I didn't think Bale would come to Cardiff is because, in my opinion, there is a strong chance that that he could find himself in a relegation fight in a season when he was just looking to play games to keep match fit in preparation for the World Cup later this year.
That's what I surmise anyway.
Of course, Bale will still find competition in the MLS. However, there is a lot less pressure than what he may have found himself having to deal with at home.
Wales has always been his priority when it comes to his career. I think he made the right move even though I would have loved to have seen him as a Bluebird.
Ironically, it didn't feel like the right time to come to Cardiff even though it was an opportune time with him being a free agent.