7 Jan 2015

Steven Gerrard to join LA Galaxy

Steven Gerrard will join Major League Soccer outfit Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer.

Gerrard announced he would be moving to the MLS shortly after revealing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the current season.

While it was reported that New York Red Bulls were interested in signing the former England captain, LA Galaxy were immediately installed as the favourite to land the 34-year-old.

Gerrard met with LA Galaxy representatives on Tuesday to discuss terms and following successful talks he will join up with his new team in July.
“Steven Gerrard arrives in July and by then we will certainly have a plan available,” Arena told the LA Times.

“He’s a player of quality. I’m not concerned about how he’s going to fit in with our team. We have a club now with a proven history of success. All those things go hand in hand in making LA Galaxy a very attractive team for players such as Steven Gerrard.”
Galaxy president Chris Klein added: “We just started thinking in the universe of players that are out there, we want to make a decision on what signifies a Galaxy-designated player. When we look at that, Steven Gerrard is the perfect fit with what he brings to us on the field and the character that he has off it.”

Gerrard has been at Liverpool since the age of eight and having rejected the opportunity to join a Premier League rival, he believes LA Galaxy is the ideal destination for him.

“I think it’s a match made in heaven really. One of the reasons I chose LA Galaxy was because of the success they’ve had recently. I want to finish my career very strong. I want to add some medals and trophies to my collection,” he stated.

Gerrard is considered a Designated Player and will join the LA Galaxy pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate.

Credit: Michelle/Setanta Sport

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