LA Galaxy signal out-of-favor Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig free of charge on a three-and-a-half-year deal – with head coach Greg Vanney anticipating 22-year-old ‘to suit seamlessly’ into the crew
- Riqui Puig performed for Barcelona since becoming a member of the crew’s academy in 2013
- Barcelona head coach Xavi didn’t embrace Puig within the membership’s US preseason tour
- LA Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney is a giant believer in Puig’s technical capacity
Los Angeles Galaxy have introduced the signing of 22-year-old midfielder Riqui Puig from Barcelona.
Barcelona coach Xavi didn’t embrace Puig within the crew’s preseason as fell nicely out of favor and the membership has now let him depart free of charge.
Puig was as soon as a really highly-rated prospect after becoming a member of Barcelona’s academy in 2013. He made his senior crew debut in 2018 as an alternative in a 4-1 win over Cultural Leonesa within the Round of 32 of the Copa del Rey.
LA Galaxy will hope Riqui Puig will assist the crew qualify for the MLS playoffs this season
Puig has made the transfer to the MLS membership on a free switch after falling down the pecking order
He would go on to make 60 appearances with the membership tallying two targets and 10 assists.
Puig has signed a three-and-a-half yr contract that features a buy-back clause for Barcelona, in addition to a 50 % promote on price.
‘We are happy to welcome Riqui to the LA Galaxy,’ membership head coach Greg Vanney stated Thursday.
‘Riqui is a really technical and well-educated participant with unbelievable experiences for his age. He will match seamlessly into our group and magnificence of play.’
LA Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney is a giant believer in Puig’s technical capacity
Puig had been linked with curiosity from a number of European golf equipment however reportedly signed with the Galaxy after being satisfied by former Barcelona teammate Victor Vazquez.
LA Galaxy is presently ninth within the MLS Western Conference with 22 factors and a 9-10-3 document.
The Galaxy additionally introduced that midfielder Rayan Raveloson was transferred to Ligue 1 crew AJ Auxerre to open a roster spot for Puig.
Puig takes the sector with Spanish nationwide crew throughout UEFA Euro Under 21 qualifier conflict