Its official the Galaxy have sign Mexican international and former Villarreal midfielder Giovani dos Santos.
The reigning MLS champions will pay a $7 million dollar transfer fee to acquire the 26-year-old star for four and half years.
This is a very popular signing for the Galaxy, not only because it makes them the favourites to win their sixth MLS cup, but also due to the large Mexican population in Los Angeles.
The high-speed, high-energy play of Giovani should fit we’ll with veterans like Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard. He will also complement the play of Gyasi Zardes on the other side of the field and take pressure off Omar Gonzalez and the LA back-line.
The young superstar is no stranger to big stages, he has already played in two world cups. He’s also played for big clubs including Barcelona, Tottenham and Villareal.
Giovani will wear number 10 and is set to start with the LA club some time in August.
With the acquisitions made this season, the Los Angeles Galaxy have to be the favourites to win their sixth MLS Cup.
This team is not only built to win Supporter Shields and MLS Cups, this team is build to compete with big-name clubs on the international scene.
Last week the Galaxy played Club America, the biggest club in Mexico and 2015 CONCACAF Champions Cup winners. The Galaxy won the match 2-1, and seemed to man-handle Club America the second half of the match.
The Galaxy will get another chance to test their brass on Tuesday, in front of a sold-out Rose Bowl that will accommodate 90 thousand soccer fans. This time around they will be up against maybe the best football team in the world, Barcelona FC.
It was announced two days prior to the sold-out event, that neither Neymar nor Lionel Messi will participate in the match. I’m sure there is 90 thousand disappointed fans, because I’m one of them.
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