LA Galaxy wants ‘dream’ Higuain signing

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Even with high-profile, MLS striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in his team, L.A Galaxy head coach Schelotto has his eyes set on big names in European Football. Schelotto has said Gonzalo Higuain would represent “a dream” signing for L.A Galaxy. The Argentine national team star has appeared in 23 out of 26 Serie A games for his current Italian Club Juventus, who have enjoyed a strong run. Higuain though is still under contract with the Italian side until the end of next season and while a transfer within the pretext of current circumstances seems highly unlikely, Schelotto would love to bring Higuain to Los Angeles. Higuain also in a recent interview has said that he wants to stay at Juventus and in Europe. Though Higuain’s future at Juventus seems a bit uncertain with the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Dybala in the same team.

Many critics believe that for Higuain a permanent move away from Turin could be made at some stage. Schelotto is not convinced that Higuain could be lured to the MLS in the immediate future but is leaving the door open if the 32-year-old fancies a fresh start and a new challenge. In an interview with the Italian sports newspaper TuttoSport, Schelotto said:

“I personally know the whole family, his father Jorge and brother Federico. We have already brought in [Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s] replacement in Chicharito Hernandez and we are happy with him.

In Higuain’s case, it would be a separate matter. It’s a dream for the future, but it won’t be easy”.

Schelotto has also made it public that the club apart from Higuain have interest in other Juventus players, he said:

“Top players like Khedira and Matuidi could be interesting for us, even if it’s impossible to make predictions. Given the health emergency, we are experiencing, we can’t know what will happen in the summer and what kind of transfer market it will be”.

The coronavirus pandemic will have a major impact on the transfer market value of players in leading leagues across the globe. Another fact is that every team would be cash stripped because major sponsors such as airlines and gambling companies are just as badly hit by the COVID-19 shutdown, which is expected to lead to a curb on commercial revenue for teams along with reduced income from gate receipts and already dead broadcasting services. It will be interesting to see how the upcoming transfer market window will pan out for L.A Galaxy, and whether they will be successful in landing a world class player from one of the European teams.