LA Galaxy are set to add some serious pace to their midfield with French winger Romain Alessandrini flying into Los Angeles on Sunday to finalise details of a move to StubHub Center.
Alessandrini has been with Marseille since the summer of 2014 and has scored 11 goals in 65 appearances for the Ligue 1 club. The 27-year-old has never played outside of his homeland but is now set for MLS.
He was pictured on Sunday morning ahead of a flight from London to Los Angeles, where he is expected to meet with Galaxy officials to put pen to paper on a Designated Player contract that will reportedly see him earn around $1.4 million per year.
Known for his pace and quick feet when dribbling, Alessandrini will be a key addition for a Galaxy side that will have a new feel about them in 2017.
And although he’s not a prolific goalscorer, the right winger has shown that he has a dangerous left foot when given space in and around the box, as seen in the second of the two clips below.
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Alessandrini has two-and-a-half years left on his Marseille contract so the Galaxy will need to pay a transfer fee to complete a move, but that is only expected to be around $1.7 million (£1.35 million).
The Ligue 1 side have already got a replacement coming in for the pacey winger, with Dimitri Payet set to return after West Ham accepted a £25 million bid from Marseille on Sunday afternoon.
That deal means Alessandrini is surplus to requirements and he will now be looking to join up with the Galaxy squad as they prepare for their season opener against FC Dallas on March 4.
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