According to Portuguese sports newspaper Record, LA Galaxy are in advanced talks to sign Portuguese midfielder João Pedro. The deal is rumored to be around €1 million, with the Vitória de Guimarães player set to be announced on Thursday.
V. Guimarães - João Pedro vendido ao LA Galaxy https://t.co/nOriUAAHOn— Diário Record (@Record_Portugal) January 18, 2017
The 23-year-old midfielder has been a fan favorite and a key piece in coach Pedro Martins' starting XI, previously igniting rumors to a possible move to Portuguese giants FC Porto.
João Pedro was in the squad and ready to start in the Taça de Portugal quarterfinals on Wednesday but was a late scratch by coach Pedro Martins. The report also states that Vitória de Guimarães will earn 30% of the player's future transfer.
João Pedro has played in every league game this season for “Os Conquistadores”, helping Vitória de Guimarães sit fifth in the Portuguese league table after 17 games played.
Prior to playing in the Vitória de Guimarães first team, João Pedro made 90 appearances for Vitória de Guimarães B.