By DAN KARELL
Earlier this month, reports emerged that Mexico National Team star Giovani Dos Santos was offered a lucrative deal to come play with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
As of Wednesday, reports out of Spain are claiming that Dos Santos and his club RCD Mallorca have rejected the reported €8 million transfer fee and €2 million per season contract offer from the Galaxy. The news of the rejection has La Liga clubs Valencia and Villarreal ratcheting up their interest in the 24-year-old La Masia product.
The Galaxy, who have an open designated player spot, will now have to raise their transfer offer if they want to continue their pursuit of the El Tri star, who has turned down overtures from MLS in the past, and appears intent on staying in Europe.
Last season at Mallorca, Dos Santos played 32 games in all competitions and scored six goals, all of them in La Liga as the side suffered relegation to the second division on the final day.
What do you make of this news? Do you see the Galaxy raising their offer? Do you believe Dos Santos’ signing could be a turning point for MLS?
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