Former Spurs attackers reunited in MLS as LA Galaxy secure Giovani deal

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LA Galaxy’s capture of Mexican international Giovani Dos Santos is a huge one for the club and few seemed more excited about the deal than Robbie Keane.

The former Spurs attackers will link up once again for the first time in five years and Keane is tipping Giovani to go on a “become a superstar” in Major League Soccer.

“I’m very excited to have him here,” Keane said on Wednesday. “We had a good relationship when he came to Tottenham. He came to Tottenham as a young kid who couldn’t’ speak English so I made sure that he was looked after.

“I looked after him when he came over, and we’d stayed in contact since. He’s here to win. He wants to make sure that he takes the Galaxy to the next level.”

Dos Santos joins the Galaxy from Spanish side Villarreal in a deal worth around $34 million (or £21 million). He won’t link up with his new teammates until early August after Mexico’s CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign but Keane is buzzing to play alongside the tricky playmaker once more.

“I think that he’s going to be a superstar in this league,” the Irishman added. “There’s no question about it. He has the right mentality, he has the flair, and I’m sure that Galaxy fans are going to be excited to see him play.”

As well as linking up with Keane in LA, Giovani will be able to play alongside fellow new arrival Steven Gerrard in what is looking like the strongest Designated Player trio in MLS.

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“It’s certainly looking like exciting times for the Galaxy,” Keane finalised. “I think that everyone is looking forward to getting the group on the field and developing chemistry.”

Gerrard has yet to make his MLS debut but is expected to do so in Friday night’s contest against the San Jose Earthquakes, while Dos Santos’s debut could come at home to the Seattle Sounders on August 9.

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