Talented Barcelona Youngster Set to Join MLS Club Los Angeles Galaxy

Talented Barcelona Youngster Set to Join MLS Club Los Angeles Galaxy

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Riqui Puig and LA Galaxy have reached a verbal agreement, and it is looking likely the 22-year-old midfielder from FC Barcelona will join MLS.
  • The two sides will need to get the deal done within the next three days, before the transfer window closes
  • Barcelona and LA Galaxy are now working on the details, in which the La Liga club intend to have a repurchase option

Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig is expected to join Los Angeles Galaxy on loan for the remainder of the 2022 campaign.

The 22-year-old has reportedly reached an agreement in principle with the Major League Soccer club, according to Spanish journalist Relevo’s Albert Rogé.

The Catalan giants are finalizing a deal would either include a buy back option or a percentage of a future sale.

Riqui Puig, LA Galaxy, Barcelona
Riqui Puig and LA Galaxy have reached a verbal agreement over a possible move. Credit: @marca
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A host of several Serie A clubs were reportedly scrambling for the services of the La Masia product but no formal offers were made.

This is another big-name arrival for Los Angeles Galaxy after the signings of Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Brugman and former Juventus and Bayern winger Douglas Costa.

Joan Laporta Set to Repair Relationship With Lionel Messi Amid Reunion Plans

Meanwhile, Laporta has made it public that he feels 'indebted' to the Argentine superstar for his contributions to the club and has pledged to bring him back to Camp Nou.

Now, journalist Achraf Ben Ayad claims that the Barcelona president will now silently work on mending his relationship with the Argentina captain

Laporta had a sour relationship with Messi after he claimed to renew the seven-time Ballon d'Or's contract, only to pull the rug from under his feet at the last minute.

Barcelona Manager Xavi Publicly Approves Lionel Messi's Return to Barcelona

Sports Brief earlier reported that Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has publicly declared that he would like to see the return of Lionel Messi to the club next season.

Messi, 35, exited the Nou Camp to join the French giants on a free transfer in 2021, calling an emotional end to his 21-year Barcelona career.

Now Xavi has joined club president Joan Laporta to publicly talk about the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner's potential comeback.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)