Lately while Galaxy fans (and all of Los Angeles it seems) have been obsessed with all things Zlatan, LA’s prized off-season capture Ola Kamara has been steadily putting in work. If you recall, it was just hours after the team announced the signing of Ibrahimovic when the Norwegian international bagged a hat trick in a friendly vs. World Cup bound Australia.
If it wasn’t abundantly clear then Kamara wasn’t going anywhere, the Galaxy have given Ola their most prestigious endorsement: A new contract. According to sources close to the team, the Galaxy have signed Kamara to a 3-year deal in the region of $1 million annually.
LA Galaxy forward Ola Kamara has signed a new three-year contract that will put his annual salary at around $1 million, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the deal.
Kamara was acquired by the Galaxy during the offseason for the Columbus Crew in exchange for forward Gyasi Zardes and $400,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. He was expected to be the starting forward for the Galaxy, but with the recent arrival of superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it’s unclear the extent to which his playing time will be affected. But with the signing of a new contract it’s clear that Kamara remains firmly in the Galaxy’s plans.
Update: Corner of the Galaxy are reporting Kamara has signed an extension.
The striker, speaking exclusively to CoG after training on Saturday, confirmed the move by saying “Yeah, thank you,” after being congratulated. “It’s two years … two plus one,” he clarified.
He said he and the Galaxy reached agreement on a two-year deal that includes a club option for a third year, a somewhat standard contract for three years in Major League Soccer, with most players signing two-year contracts or one and one.