There is no doubt that 2020 was a year to forget for LA Galaxy. Awfully bad results left the team way out of the MLS Play Offs around November, including several goals conceded, very few points, and the sacking of former coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto. Now, with team’s former player Greg Vanney, LA Galaxy wants to breath fresh air. And that air could come from Europe.
In this idea, the first key for this was the departure of Cristian Pavón. The Argentinean winger had to return to Boca Juniors in his country, after LA Galaxy could not reach the buyout clause both had agreed in July 2019, when the 18-month-loan was set. But despite the 25-year-old was one of the team’s best performers and he represents a significant loss, a Franchise Player slot is now open.
For that, Vanney and the LA Galaxy board look for the replacement in a specific spot: Saudi Arabia. The club is Al Hilal. The player was an MVP in the MLS and has won titles. It’s no less than Sebastian Giovinco. The Italian playmaker has seen his action reduced in Middle East and would not discard at all to return to United States.
As per BeIN Sports’ journalist Patrick Meehan, LA Galaxy has already sent a formal offer to Saudi Arabia. Argentina’s Luciano Vietto arrived at the club and moved Giovinco aside from the first team – that could be the main reason for the Italian to be willing to leave. He won MLS in 2017 with Toronto FC. Do we have Javier Hernández’ new partner in attack?