To be frank, we’re sick of the saga.
All winter long and intensifying after LA made Zlatan the highest paid player in MLS, the question has been asked time and time again: How will the Galaxy fit four Designated Players on the roster?
From what I've been told, the Ola Kamara move was happening regardless of LA's DP situation. The sale does impact it in a couple of ways, however. Quick thread.— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) February 27, 2019
The saga took a twist when we found out Giovani dos Santos was the DP whom the club were looking to have his contract restructured versus Romain Alessandrini or his brother Jona, but the fundamental problem remains intact: Without any takers, Gio must surrender his lucrative 6 million dollar contract or the LA Galaxy have to buy him out.
The stoic Guillermo Barros Schelotto has preached patience, but despite rumors of a league meeting to discuss Gio’s contract, a resolution has not arrived. At Thursday’s training however Corner of the Galaxy’s Larry Morgan spoke with general manager Dennis te Kloese who shed some light on the situation.
“Next week it will be done and in the best way possible,” he told reporters after training Thursday.
Te Kloese would not reveal what the club will do, but he did say his intention was to keep all four players. The ongoing drama, he added, has not been as frustrating as one might think.
“I think we want to be as respectful as we can toward all of the players,” he said. “The players here are very important to us … DP players, obviously, both nationally and internationally renowned … and we have to go about it the right way.”
With the Galaxy kicking off play in nine days, the club must pull the trigger soon.