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New LA Galaxy signing Sebastian Lletget buzzing to get started after leaving West Ham

LA Galaxy‘s new midfield acquisition, Sebastian Lletget, cannot wait to get on the field and impress after a difficult spell in England with West Ham United.

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.”

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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.

WATCH: Sebastian Lletget on joining the Galaxy (via LA Galaxy on YouTube):

“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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