The New England Revolution has acquired American midfielder Sebastian Leggett from the Los Angeles Galaxy for up to $1.3 million in general allocation funds (GAM), with a guarantee of $500,000 of that amount, a source told ESPN.
The Galaxy will receive $300,000 in GAM in 2022, with an additional $200,000 in 2023. The remaining $800,000 is based on incentives distributed over the next two seasons.
MLSSoccer.com He was the first to report that the deal to send Lletget to New England had been completed.
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The move sees Lletget reunite with New England coach Bruce Arena, who was leading the Galaxy when the midfielder first joined Los Angeles in 2015. Over parts of seven seasons, Lletget made 164 league and playoffs, scoring 25 goals alongside Seven assists.
At the time, Lletget proved to be a versatile player, playing as a winger, attacking midfielder, and also in a more withdrawn role. In New England, he is expected to replace Tajon Buchanan, who was transferred to Belgian club Brugge for $7 million, in force at the end of last season.
The 2021 campaign was tough for Ligitte, as his sister Viviana passed away in August. He scored three goals and five assists in 26 matches, 21 of them at the start.
Prior to joining Galaxy, Lletget was at West Ham United in the Premier League, joining the youth team in 2009. But he only appeared once during his time with the Hammers, and in an effort to get more playing time, he moved to Los Angeles.
At the international level, Litegit played 33 matches for the US national team, scoring eight goals, the last of which was in a 4-1 World Cup qualifier win over Honduras last September.