LA Galaxy are on the verge of signing Mexican star Chicharito. The Major League Soccer side are in final talks with LaLiga side Sevilla to finalize a deal that could be worth in the region of $10 million according to a previous report by Spanish journalist Ricardo Puig.
Puig suggested earlier this month that the LA Galaxy have made a $10 million offer to bring Chicharito to Major League Soccer. It would be the biggest fee the club has ever paid. In Jul. 2015, LA Galaxy paid Villarreal $7.24 million to sign Chicharito’s compatriot Giovani dos Santos.
Update Jan. 10: According to a report by ESPN Deportes the interest is mutual. “What Chicharito wants most is to play,” Sergio Dipp reported on ESPN Deportes. “It’s not the first time that an MLS team is chasing him, but it is the first time that Chicharito is interested in an MLS [move].”
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Update Jan 13: On Monday, Los Angeles Times reported that Chicharito is in advanced talks with LA Galaxy to finalize a deal. “I think he could be good for us,” Galaxy sporting director Dennis Te Kloese said. “We’ll give it a serious try.” According to the report by the LA Times the Galaxy are optimistic to get a deal done before the start of training camp next weekend
The Los Angeles-based Galaxy lost Zlatan Ibrahimović to Milan this winter and are in dire need of a marquee striker.
Furthermore, the Galaxy have long defined themselves as the home of former European stars. Prior to Ibrahimović David Beckham played for the club between 2007 and 2012.
HUGE signing for them (and MLS) if it materializes.
— herculez gomez (@herculezg) January 8, 2020