Top Stories

Report: Jonathan dos Santos finalizes move to LA Galaxy

Photo by Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports

Jonathan dos Santos appears to finally be bound for Los Angeles.

According to Goal USA, the LA Galaxy have finalized a $5 million deal to bring the Mexican international to MLS from Villarreal. Reports emerged earlier in the week that dos Santos could be LA bound, and the 27-year-old midfielder reportedly finalized personal terms on Tuesday to seal the move.

The report also adds that dos Santos is expected to make somewhere in the  $2-$3 million range, making him the Galaxy’s third Designated Player alongside his brother, Giovani, and French midfielder Romain Alessandrini. The move sees the two dos Santos brothers united on the club level for the third time after previously playing together in the Barcelona academy and at Villarreal.

Dos Santos has been an integral part of the Mexican national team for several years, making 27 appearances for El Tri while serving as a part of Mexico’s 2015 Gold Cup-winning squad and recent Confederations Cup team.

The Galaxy sit in ninth place and return to action on Saturday when the team hosts the Seattle Sounders.


  1. Not sure how they are going to line up? I guess Lletget would play deeper next to Jones, then does Gyasi play up top as the striker with Dos Santos Squared and Alessandrini underneath him. Jamison and Manneh with speed off the bench? Where are the Galaxy guys, Gary what do you think?

      • I always appreciate it when someone kicks some knowledge but for the record, some of us already realized that (maybe even the people who posted)…

        I think that some of the previous posters may have just been playing around with the LA/Mexico “Dos” connections. Like
        LA Galaxy II being nicknamed “Los Dos”. Or 2-0…

        But yep, in Portuguese, it’s definitely “dois”.

        How about LA’s “Dois Santos connection?” (Since there are two of them there now)?

        I’m trademarking that before the rest of you do.

Leave a Comment