LA Galaxy to sign Barca midfielder Puig

LA Galaxy to sign Barca midfielder Puig

Puig will sign a 3-1/2-year contract until the end of the 2025 MLS season once his visa is granted. — Picture via Facebook

Friday, 05 Aug 2022 5:03 AM MYT

LOS ANGELES, Aug 5 — Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has reached an agreement to join Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy, both clubs said on Thursday.

The La Liga club will have the right to buy back the 22-year-old and are entitled to 50 per cent of the proceeds from a future sale of the player. The transfer fee was not disclosed.

LA Galaxy added Puig would sign a 3-1/2-year contract until the end of the 2025 MLS season once his visa is granted.

“Riqui is a very technical and well-educated player with incredible experiences for his age. He will fit seamlessly into our group and style of play,” LA Galaxy coach Greg Vanney said.

The Barcelona youth product, who made 57 appearances and scored two goals for the club, made his first team debut in 2018. — Reuters