LA Galaxy sign In­sua from stuttgart

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The LA Galaxy have ac­quired Ar­gen­tine left back Emil­iano In­sua from Ger­man side

Stuttgart, the club an­nounced Thurs­day. He was ac­quired on a free trans­fer.

In­sua, who turns 31 next week, was a top youth prospect with Boca Ju­niors while Galaxy head coach Guillermo Bar­ros Sch­e­lotto was still in his play­ing ca­reer. In­sua never made his se­nior de­but with Boca, trans­fer­ring to

Liver­pool in 2007, where he’d stay un­til 2010.

“Emil­iano is an ex­pe­ri­enced de­fender who has played for dec­o­rated clubs through­out the world,” said LA Galaxy gen­eral man­ager Den­nis te Kloese in a state­ment.

“We think he will boost our team on the de­fen­sive side and will add a vet­eran pres­ence to our club. We are glad to add Emil­iano to our team and are ex­cited that he will rep­re­sent the LA Galaxy.”

Af­ter leav­ing Liver­pool, In­sua has been well-trav­eled. He fea­tured for the likes of Galatasara­y, Sport­ing CP, Atletico Madrid, Rayo Val­le­cano and, most re­cently, Stuttgart. In­sua helped the Ger­man club win the 2.Bun­desliga ti­tle and earn pro­mo­tion back to the Bun­desliga af­ter they were rel­e­gated in 2016. He made five ap­pear­ances with the Ar­gen­tine na­tional team.

Left back has been a re­volv­ing door for the Galaxy in re­cent times, with the likes of Jör­gen Sk­jelvik, Dave Rom­ney and Diedie Traore tak­ing turns at the po­si­tion in 2019.

It’s been a busy week for the Galaxy, hav­ing al­ready signed mid­fielder Alek­san­dar Katai. The club have been busier by way of de­par­tures than ad­di­tions this off­sea­son as they build for 2020 with­out Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic.

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