By IVES GALARCEP
It is no secret that the Los Angeles Galaxy are looking for a star player to help fill the void left by the departure of David Beckham last winter, but multiple reports have the Galaxy targeting a young star who could be a game-changer both on and off the field.
According to multiple reports that surfaced on Wednesday evening, the Galaxy are in pursuit of Mexican national team star Giovani Dos Santos. The Los Angeles Times reported on the pursuit, and linked the Galaxy’s hard push for a Latin American player to the team’s recent multi-million dollar television deal with Time Warner Cable.
ESPN Deportes is reporting that the Galaxy have offered Dos Santos an $8 million a year deal that would be the biggest contract in MLS history.
If the Galaxy can succeed in luring Dos Santos away from Europe (he currently plays for Mallorca), it would signal a major coup for a league that has yet to sign such a high-profile star at such a young age (Dos Santos is 24).
The Galaxy had been in pursuit of English star Frank Lampard, and reportedly came close to landing him before Lampard chose to re-sign with Chelsea. With Dos Santos in the frame now, the Galaxy could wind up landing a player who is even more of a marketing bonanza considering his appeal in the Mexican-American community.
What do you think of this deal? Excited at the prospects of Dos Santos joining MLS? Think this move puts the Mike Magee into a different perspective?
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