Lately the Galaxy have been hard at work rebuilding a promising but unbalanced roster with a plethora of signings ranging from impact players to depth pieces, bringing back Perry Kitchen from the Danish Superliga and penning David Bingham to a deal in the past few days.
The one glaring omission so far? LA have yet to sign a striker. That could change very soon, with multiple reports claiming the Galaxy are in negotiations with 23-year-old Uruguay striker Rodrigo Aguirre. The predominately left-footed Udinese attacker spent 2017 on loan at Nacional, racking up 13 goals in 26 appearances.
Está todo avanzado para que Rodrigo Aguirre juegue en Los Ángeles Galaxy a préstamo por un año, con cargo y opción de compra. Además: el delantero tiene una propuesta de otro equipo de la MLS. Aguirre está en Italia y en la tarde europea se hará una revisión en su rodilla. pic.twitter.com/PJNtEwfrdc— Rodri Vázquez (@RodriVazquez95) January 10, 2018
Translated: “It’s all advanced to have Rodrigo Aguirre play in Los Angeles Galaxy on loan for one year, with cargo and purchase option. In addition: the front has a proposal for another MLS team. Aguirre is in Italy and in the European afternoon a review will be made on his knee.”
I'm being told that Rodrigo Aguirre's agent is meeting with the LA Galaxy front office sometime this week, in order to finish the details of his loan to the MLS team, with an option to buy the player. pic.twitter.com/YAB4XtdajZ— Niko Moreno (@ELROLONW) January 10, 2018
As mentioned above, LA have done well in the transfer market this off-season, but have primarily stuck to what they know best: Rescuing older European players from dead-end club situations.
The pursuit of Aguirre, a highly rated South American attacker on loan from Serie A, feels different; likely the work of the new scouting regime led by Kurt Schmid. It’s also reminiscent of one of last season’s most exciting transactions when Atlanta United brought in Venezuelan international Josef Martinez on loan from Torino, who proceeded to take the league by storm, scoring an astounding 19 goals in just 21 games.
What do you think of the possible signing?