Could one of Liga MX’s most prolific strikers soon be coming to LA? The Daily Mail’s got a hot one.
According to the English paper, the Galaxy have moved on from signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his knee ligament injury and have targeted French international André-Pierre Gignac. The 31-year-old forward has thrived in Mexico the past few seasons, scoring 44 goals for Tigres in 76 games.
He’s pretty good.
Now, here’s where things get interesting. Gignac (who rarely gives interviews) talked with Life and Style a week ago and flatly said he is not interested in MLS.
"I'm not interested in MLS, I prefer to be with my people and finish here in Mexico. Why not? We feel comfortable in Monterrey, but it's something to talk about with the directors."
Gignac is indeed happy playing in Mexico, but its strange for him to make that kind of pointed statement, only for an English newspaper to print a transfer rumor soon afterwards.
Could the French striker’s words be a subtle negotiation tactic? We’ll have to wait and see.
Read Gignac's quotes in the ESPNFC piece. They sound like the opening statement in a negotiation. Plus Alessandrini is going to weigh in.— Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) April 28, 2017