Giovani dos Santos chooses Villarreal over LA Galaxy

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Giovani dos Santos will begin the next stage of his career with Villarreal. Both Villarreal and the LA Galaxy were suitors with competitive bids.

Giovani dos Santos signed with Villarreal today, as was reported over the weekend, ending the LA Galaxy's hopes of bringing the Mexican national team player to MLS. Grant Wahl tweeted out this confirming yet again that LA's offer was real:

It's discouraging to hear that dos Santos was counseled against moving to MLS by the Mexican FA, but it highlights the different ways US soccer and the Mexican FA see each other. The US national team has a handful of talent playing in Liga MX, and MLS academies lose prospects to Mexico with some frequency. However, MLS is not seen in the same light.

It also shows that the Galaxy are serious about filling that third DP slot, and that they're not limiting their targets to older players with few suitors. The question now becomes if the Galaxy continue to pursue targets for the summer transfer window, or if they hold off until they find the right DP who can be with the club for multiple years.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join LAG Confidential

You must be a member of LAG Confidential to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at LAG Confidential. You should read them.

Join LAG Confidential

You must be a member of LAG Confidential to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at LAG Confidential. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker