The 22-year-old attacking midfielder joined West Ham in 2010 but made just one first-team start during his time with the club, with that coming in last season’s 5-0 FA Cup loss to Nottingham Forest.
But he’s now ready for the next stage of his career after signing for the Galaxy on a free transfer last week.
“I am so happy,” he said. “Not only because it’s LA, but I feel wanted here, I feel good. I’m ready. I’ve kept fit. Maybe I have lacked minutes, as far as that, but I have played some friendly games, and I have kept up in the gym, so I’m ready.
“It was tough leaving [West Ham] but it was time for me to spread my wings and get some playing time,” he told the club’s official YouTube channel. “Despite everything, I had a really good time at West Ham and I learned a lot. I wouldn’t be the player I am today if it wasn’t for that club so I have a lot of respect for them.”Embed from Getty Images
Lletget hasn’t played a competitive game for 16 months but could break that spell when LA travel to Orlando this weekend.
He is a versatile midfielder, who can play on either wing but is best suited in the middle of the attack, and has represented the USA at U23, U20 and U17 levels.
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“I’d like to say I’m more on the creative side. I play attacking midfield and I’m going to try and create stuff and try and get some goals,” he added.
The Galaxy had to pay New England Revolution $50,000 in allocation money to acquire the Discovery Claim the Eastern Conference side had on Lletget, and they will hope that investment pays off going forward.
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