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It's Officially Official: Sebastian Lletget Signs for LA

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The former West Ham United and US youth national team midfielder will join the Galaxy's roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate

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We did it! We got him!

Everybody knew it was happening as of a couple of days ago, but the LA Galaxy have officially stated that they are signing 22 year-old midfielder Sebastian Lletget from West Ham United.

Per MLS Discovery Process rules, LA sent the New England Revolution $50,000 in allocation money for the rights to sign Lletget.

The San Francisco, California native's career at West Ham was marred by injury, illness, and lack of playing time. During his five years with the club, the young midfielder was only able to make one first team appearance for the Hammers in an F.A. Cup match against Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Lletget has also featured in the USMNT U-17, U-20, and U-23 teams.

Bruce Arena will be thrilled to have another promising young midfielder at his disposal, who he will hope can help lift the Galaxy out of a well-documented downturn in form.

Arena said about the midfielder, "Sebastian is a young, talented attacking player who we think can find success in our team. We're happy to have him return to his home state to join the Galaxy and we look forward to his contributions going forward."

Speculation is rampant about what he can bring to the Galaxy and how he will fit into the team, which is badly in need of an attacking spark. With Steven Gerrard on his way come July, the LA Galaxy midfield is shaping up to be an almost entirely different group than it was at the start of the season.