LA Galaxy on the verge of signing 22-year-old South American defender

Los Angeles Galaxy
Los Angeles Galaxy / John McCoy/GettyImages

The LA Galaxy is rumored to be eyeing a potential acquisition of 22-year-old center-back Carlos Emiro Garcés, according to reports from journalist Pipe Sierra.

Currently playing in the Colombian league for Pereira, Garcés has drawn interest from the MLS club, which is looking to bolster its defensive line.

Corner of the Galaxy, a reputable source for Galaxy news, confirmed the club's interest in Garcés, noting that negotiations would likely involve a loan deal with an option to buy. With the immediate need for defensive reinforcements, the Galaxy seems keen to finalize the deal promptly.

The reported move comes at a crucial time for the Galaxy, as the team recently suffered a setback with the injury of veteran center-back Martín Cáceres. Cáceres, the 36-year-old defensive stalwart, has been a key figure in the Galaxy's backline, making his absence a significant loss for the team.

LA Galaxy on the verge of signing 22-year-old South American defender

Garcés, known for his composure and defensive prowess, could provide the Galaxy with much-needed depth and youth in defense. His potential arrival signals the club's commitment to strengthening its squad as they aim to compete at the highest level in the MLS.

According to Pipe Sierra, negotiations between the Galaxy and Pereira are progressing positively, with an agreement reached on the terms of a loan deal with an option to purchase. Additionally, personal terms with the player have reportedly been agreed upon, with preparations underway for Garcés to secure a visa for his travel.

The potential addition of Carlos Emiro Garcés could prove to be a significant boost to their defensive capabilities, providing Manager Greg Vanney with valuable options at the back.