Dos Santos joins brother at LA Galaxy

Jonathan Dos Santos has completed his move from Villarreal to LA Galaxy, according to reports.

Reports in American media claimed earlier this week that the La Liga side had received an offer in the region of €5m for the former Barcelona midfielder as they seek to go one better than a Conference Play-off semi final this season.

And, whilst reports of a bid were true, the figure is just less than that amount and has now been agreed for €4.3m, with the midfielder having been presented on Friday morning.

“Jonathan is a quality player that we think instantly becomes a top midfielder in Major League Soccer,” stated Galaxy general manager Pete Vagenas.

“His signing will significantly improve our team as we continue to push for the playoffs and, ultimately, a sixth MLS Cup. We believe Jonathan will be a leader during the second half of this season and for years to come. We look forward to him joining our squad.”

Dos Santos made 34 appearances for the Yellow Submarine last season and is seen as a starter at the club, but his desire to link up with brother in the US has seen his time at the La Liga club come to an end.

This comes after the signing of young Malaga midfielder Pablo Fornals on Monday evening, who is seen as a direct replacement.

Dos Santos joined Villarreal in 2014 after developing as a youngster with Barcelona. He has since gone on to make 121 appearances at El Madrigal and has gained 25 international caps for Mexico.

Brother Giovani has played for Galaxy since 2015 and has re-found his form after torrid spells with Barca and English side Tottenham Hotspur, scoring an impressive 26 goals in 59 games.

 

Source: La Liga News