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Reports: LA Galaxy acquire Ola Kamara from Columbus Crew for Gyasi Zardes and allocation money

It appears imminent that Kamara heading to Los Angeles

MLS: Eastern Conference Semifinal-New York City at Columbus Crew Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Could the long-awaited striker the Galaxy have been searching for all off-season finally be on his way to LA? Kevin Baxter at the LA Times is reporting the Galaxy and the Columbus Crew have wrapped up a deal that will send 28-year-old Ola Kamara to Los Angeles for Gyasi Zardes and allocation funds.

ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle has additional details.

The LA Galaxy have sent U.S. international forward Gyasi Zardes and $400,000 in allocation money to the Columbus Crew in exchange for Ola Kamara, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC’s Jeff Carlisle.

Columbus will receive another $100,000 in incentives if Kamara reaches certain benchmarks.

If the trade goes through, acquiring a consistent goal-scoring attacking threat would undoubtedly be the cherry on top of a productive off-season tear-down and rebuild. The Norwegian international has 34 goals in the league the past two seasons and knows how to put the ball away. Kamara’s inclusion should provide the immediate benefit of freeing up the likes of Romain Alessandrini and Giovani dos Santos.