Over the past couple weeks, there’s been rumors rumbling that the LA Galaxy could look to sign attacker Sebastian Giovinco, a former MLS MVP.
Much like the hiring of Greg Vanney, the context clues make some sense here. In Vanney’s case, he was walking away from Toronto FC as head coach and the Galaxy needed a manager — bang! It happened. Likewise, Giovinco played for Vanney at TFC and they won a treble together, and the Galaxy need a top-line attacker to feature alongside Chicharito, and Cristian Pavon may not be back, so hey, this makes sense.
Giovinco is 33 now, and has been playing in Saudi Arabia for Al Hilal, with which he won the AFC Champions League in 2019 as part of a treble-winning campaign. Hey, it would be neat if the Galaxy won a treble, huh?
However, local reporter Gio Garcia reported on Tuesday that the Galaxy aren’t in fact pursuing Giovinco:
Ah well, nevertheless.
I think this is credible reporting, but we’ll see what happens. It sounds like LA are still very much going with Pavon as their No. 1 priority, but Boca Juniors always drive a hard bargain and various red flags have emerged lately around the player, including an accusation of sexual abuse in Argentina and the player apparently needing surgery to repair an ankle injury. Who’s to say what will happen, really.
We’ll keep you posted if Giovinco credibly emerges as a transfer rumor, or if any other Galaxy rumors drop in the coming days and weeks.
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