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Giovani dos Santos to negotiate a new contract with LA Galaxy

Gio dos Santos celebrating after scoring with LA Galaxy of the MLS

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The striker of the Mexican National Team will have to negotiate his contract and lower his salary close to a quarter to continue with Los Angles Galaxy next season.

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The LA Galaxy that opens the MLS season on March 2nd against the Chicago Fire, needs to cut to three the four Designates Players they have in their roster for the 2019 season.

In order to do that, they are trying to convince Giovani dos Santos to renegotiate his contract so he won't count as a Designated Player, but by doing so, the Mexican international will have a salary cut from $6 million to a maximum of $1.5 million.

To compensate the salary loss, LA Galaxy will extend dos Santos' contract which expires at the end of this year, but it is not known for how long or if he'll get a raise after the 2019 season under the potential new contract.

Dennis te Klose GM of LA Galaxy said that the Designated Player situation could be solved in the next couple weeks.

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Gio dos Santos has two straight seasons in LA, but the 2018 season was plagued with injuries, recording only three goals and two assists in just 14 appearances.

His brother Jonathan has told in the last weeks that Gio without a doubt wants to stay in the club, so a new contract could, in fact, be in the cards for Gio.