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LA Galaxy to sign Pele van Anholt

Right back joins LA from Willem II

Willem II v Sparta Rotterdam - Eredivisie Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The summer transfer window in MLS opened today, and LA have wasted no time upgrading the defense: Multiple outlets and now the Galaxy Insider have confirmed the emminent arrival of Dutch right back Pele van Anholt.

Van Anholt, 26, was out of contract, having seen his deal with Eredivisie side Willem II expire at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

During his solitary season at the Tilburg club, Van Anholt made 24 league and cup appearances, providing one assist.

Prior to his stint with Willem II, Van Anholt was on the books of SC Heerenveen, where he spent six seasons, scoring two goals in 149 league and cup appearances. During that period he spent a season on loan at Dutch second-tier side FC Emmen.

It’s positive to see the Galaxy address of their glaring needs right away, and the Eredivisie isn’t a bad place to find talent. Hopefully the 26-year-old can establish himself right away.

Look for an official announcement to come shortly.