Rumors of Giovani Dos Santos’s arrival in the MLS have been swirling for several weeks, but today newspaper El Mediterraneo from Valencia, Spain, affirmed Gio is very close to joining LA Galaxy.
The midfielder, best known for his amazing dribbling, would return to the scene of his dope goal for the Mexican National Team in the 2011 Gold Cup Final against USA.
The 26 year-old Mexican has two years left on his contract at Villarreal but the club has agreed to transfer him. According the newspaper, El Submarino Amarillo will earn $7.8 million for the player transfer in a pretty nice deal, considering that the player’s performance didn’t convince his coach last season.
Giovani Dos Santos has played for Barcelona FC, Mallorca, Racing and Villarreal of La Liga until the end of this season. He also has played in Tottenham of England and Galatasaray of Turkey.
Dos Santos will join Steven Gerard, who played more than two decades in the English Premier League, at Galaxy, which began MLS play this season.
The MLS has attracted a number of aging international superstars over recent years, so a millennial player like Gio will be a welcome one to soccer fans in the United States.