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Reports: Giancarlo Gonzalez transfer complete

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Finally, the LA Galaxy organization have their veteran center back.

Kevin Baxter at the LA Times is reporting the club have completed a transfer for Costa Rican defender Giancarlo Gonzalez from Serie A side Bologna. An official announcement is expected tomorrow.

An experienced center back with 71 caps for his native country, Gonzalez worked with Guillermo Barros Schelotto during his short spell at Palermo. The 31-year old also spent half a season with the Columbus Crew in 2014 before a breakout performance at the World Cup led to a transfer abroad. Additionally Corner of the Galaxy’s Josh Guesman has learned Gonzalez was at Wednesday’s training session and could be available for Saturday’s tilt vs. the Philadelphia Union.

The club haven’t released any details but it is likely GM Dennis te Kloese had to fork over a significant figure to move up in the allocation order. We’ll know more in the coming days.