LA Times Reports Galaxy Sign Giovani dos Santos | Singapore Informer

According to the Los Angeles Times, the LA Galaxy have confirmed the signing of Mexican star Giovani dos Santos to a 4 1/2 year deal. According to the Los Angeles Times, LA Galaxy have acquired Mexican star Giovani dos Santos from La Liga side Villarreal. The club confirmed to the LA Times that dos Santos has been signed, and added that a Galaxy official told the publication that dos Santos’ annual salary will not exceed $6 million, which is what Steven Gerrard is earning. After weeks of speculation, a series of sources confirming that the transaction had been completed, and lengthy discussions with the player’s representation, the 26 year-old attacking midfielder and veteran of two FIFA World Cups is now a member of LA Galaxy. The attacking midfielder adds more than another dynamic option for Bruce Arena on the field, and should help the team make significant progress towards securing the support of Southern California’s significant Mexican-American demographic. The importance of locking down SoCal’s Mexican-American population as a fan base is now underscored by the impending arrival of expansion club Los Angeles FC in 2018. Speaking about what lies ahead for Giovani dos Santos, Bruce Arena said, “It’s going to be a challenge for him. He’s not been at a club yet where he’s had those kind of responsibilities, and he’s in a community where he’s going to be sought after. He’s going to have to be mature about it.” Villarreal’s asking price for dos Santos was reportedly $7 million. Closing this deal was made easier by the introduction of a new MLS roster mechanism, which involves “Target Allocation…

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