LA Galaxy midfielder João Pedro has been loaned to Portuguese first-division club C.D. Tondela.
João Pedro é reforço do CD Tondela— CD Tondela (@CDTondela1933) January 29, 2019
O médio centro português de 25 anos chega ao abrigo de uma sub-cedência do Apollon Smyrnis da Grécia, autorizada pelo LA Galaxy numa ligação válida até junho de 2019
Bem-vindo João ⚽ https://t.co/o08Fg2egXg
João Pedro is reinforcement of the CD Tondela the average Portuguese center of 25 years arrives under a sub-cedência of the Apollon Smyrnis of Greece, authorized by LA Galaxy on a valid link until June 2019 welcome John
Once billed as the future of the midfield when the organization paid Vitória a $1.5 million transfer fee for his services, the bouncy-haired João Pedro did not live up to expectations. An increasingly peripheral figure in the lineup after Sigi Schmid replaced Curt Onalfo as manager, João Pedro only played 85 minutes in 2018 before eventually heading to Greek club Apollon Smyrnis on a six month loan.
The central midfielder briefly participated in pre-season, but once again finding himself surplus to requirements, João Pedro will now go out on a year long loan to a side in his native country, freeing up an international spot in the process.