07 Jul Membership America transfer information: Former Mexico worldwide Giovani dos Santos indicators with Aguilas
The previous Mexico and LA Galaxy attacker will play in Liga MX for the primary time after reaching an settlement to affix Las Aguilas
For the primary time in his life, Giovani dos Santos might be enjoying at residence.
The previous LA Galaxy attacker and Mexico worldwide has signed with Membership America, the team introduced Saturday. It will likely be the primary cease in Liga MX for the Monterrey native, after he got here up within the Barcelona system and later frolicked in England, Turkey and again in La Liga earlier than crossing the Atlantic to affix the LA Galaxy in 2015.
He and the Galaxy parted methods earlier than the 2019 season, nevertheless, with the Galaxy shopping for out the final yr of his contract to remain compliant with MLS roster rules. Dos Santos, who was nursing an damage, labored out on the Mexico nationwide team’s coaching heart in Mexico Metropolis and had been linked with a number of golf equipment in his native nation.
Hyperlinks with America at all times had been sturdy, with the 30-year-old’s father Zizinho having performed for Las Aguilas within the 80s. The signing additionally might make sense for an America team that has been steady on the again for a number of seasons however unable to search out the reply in assault. Middle again Bruno Valdez led the team in scoring throughout the 2018 Apertura, by which America received the Liga MX title.
“Desires do come true,” Dos Santos tweeted. “Due to Membership America for the welcome. I am very pleased to affix the perfect team in Mexico.”
America signed former Pumas and Benfica ahead Nicolas Castillo within the winter however the team’s 28 Clausura targets put it in a tie for sixth within the league in targets scored. This offseason, the membership bought veteran ahead Oribe Peralta to rival Chivas because it continues to change up entrance.
Dos Santos has confirmed loads of potential in his profession, however has struggled to show it persistently. He was awarded the Silver Ball on the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, which Mexico received, and in addition helped El Tri to Olympic gold in 2012. His aim within the 2011 Gold Cup remaining is known with Mexico followers.
Nonetheless, on the membership degree, he scored greater than 10 targets simply twice – in 2013-14 with Villarreal and in 2016 with the Galaxy. The 2012-13 marketing campaign with Mallorca additionally was a powerful one for Dos Santos, however regardless of six targets and a handful of assists, he could not assist the membership keep within the first division.
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His popularity as somebody extra involved with what was taking place after the sport than throughout it has adopted him for a while, although he insisted he is modified his methods as he is grown.
— Membership América EN (@ClubAmerica_EN) July 6, 2019
Previous to final yr’s World Cup, Dos Santos stated he was largely having fun with household time together with his brother Jonathan and studying books slightly than sampling the LA nightlife. Nonetheless, experiences point out Dos Santos’ cope with America has a number of discipline-focused marks the participant should abide by to maintain the contract legitimate.
Dos Santos might make his America debut as early as Tuesday when the membership faces Pumas in a pleasant in Texas.