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Mexico’s Giovani Dos Santos bound for LA Galaxy?

Is Giovani Dos Santos headed to Los Angeles?

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Update: reports having multiple sources confirming that a transfer for Dos Santos is in the works.


El Periodico Mediterraneo, a newspaper based in Spain, reported on Tuesday that Villarreal forward and Mexico international Giovani Dos Santos is set to make a move away from the Yellow Submarine, with "Los Angeles Galaxy his likely next destination."

The article states that sources close to the negotiation have valued the move at around 7 million Euros. The article also notes that Villarreal had an offer from Liga MX side Tigres put on the table. However, Giovani's personal desire is to remain away from Mexico.

The 26-year-old spent his early career in Barcelona before playing for Tottenham, Ipswich Town, Galatasaray, Racing Santander, and Mallorca. Most recently, Dos Santos arrived at Villarreal in 2013, but his deteriorating relationship with manager Marcelino Garcia Toral may be the reason for his possible exit.

In addition, rumors have been swirling since preseason about an additional DP slot of some sort being added, and Taylor Twellman has even recently reported that something is currently in the works, naming Dos Santos specifically as a potential target.

Fox Sports Latinoamerica correspondent, Daniel Girones, has also chimed in, confirming Giovani's agent is in open talks with LA Galaxy. While Giovani would prefer to stay in Europe, the Galaxy's offer has been the only one to fit Villarreal's criteria.

The Galaxy had no comment when asked about the report.