Galaxy re-signs M Lletget after Zlatan departure

In need of retaining some offense after the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday re-signed midfielder Sebastian Lletget.

The 27-year-old, who has been with the United States Men’s National Team during CONCACAF Nations League play, was a key playmaker for the Galaxy, scoring three goals with six assists. Since he was first called up to the USMNT in 2017, he has scored two goals with one assist in 13 appearances.

The move to retain Lletget comes one day after the Galaxy extended the loan on forward Cristian Pavon through the 2020 season. Pavon arrived at the end of the summer transfer window from Boca Juniors in Argentina and scored three goals with eight assists in 11 games.

Terms of Lletget’s deal were not disclosed, but the it did included targeted allocation money, according to the Los Angeles Times, meaning that Lletget will earn more than the MLS maximum salary of $530,000.

Lletget had a base salary of $300,000 last season, according to the league’s salary database. He has 14 goals and 18 assists in 111 games (91 starts) in five seasons with the Galaxy.

–Field Level Media