Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Galaxy going after Manchester United midfielder as DP3

Manchester United's Anderson is LA Galaxy's top priority

     Via 2.bp.blogspot.com

After a tumultuous couple of months of missed Designated Player signings, the Galaxy are back at it. After failing to land Frank Lampard and Gio Dos Santos, MLS Transfers has learned that the Galaxy front office are ready to make a splash loan signing for Manchester United midfielder, Anderson.

After speaking with multiple sources, it seems that the Galaxy are looking to offer the midfielder a loan spell that would end in December, with an option to buy the player if he fits the clubs long term needs.

Anderson has only played 23 league games the past 2 season with the historic club and a source says he's "desperate for playing time". With United looking into signing Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, his playing time may dwindle even more.

No formal contact between the player and LA front office have been made but a source says Technical Director Jovan Kirovski has made a call about Anderson to an unidentified member of the Manchester United technical staff.

Anderson is valued at $9 million, which would make it the highest transfer for a player going into MLS so deciding on a fee could be a stumbling block a source says.

The source also stated, "Although Anderson loves the club, he needs to move. A loan spell in LA might be the trick to help David Moyes see his true potential. Moyes values MLS as he's taken Landon Donovan under his wing at Everton and thinks highly of Tim Cahill and Thierry Henry. He'd probably be one of the few managers at a high level club okay with the the idea of a Manchester United player on loan in MLS."

Stayed tuned folks.


  1. Why??? Why a midfielder? Our midfield is very strong this year. Sarvas and Juni have contributed the most this entire season. LA needs to STOP going after midfielders and sign a consistent defender. Perhaps even a forward. This is ridiculous.

  2. The midfield is strong, but it also lacks depth. Which is why in the last game Sarvas played as a winger and Rafa came in to replace him late in the game. The forward squad has a lot of depth, and if one thing is lacking this year it's midfield service to the forwards.