LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena has revealed that Steven Gerrard will join his side from Liverpool at the end of the English season, and that he’s excited by his incoming addition.
The Reds’ iconic skipper announced last week that he will end his career-long association with his hometown club when his contract expires in under six months’ time, with a switch across the Atlantic Ocean to North America having been mooted.
A host of clubs in the States’ MLS have been linked with the 34-year-old, but reigning champions Galaxy – who signed David Beckham from Real Madrid in 2007 as the division’s first marquee player – have long been hailed as the favourites.
And now Arena – who has guided his team to three titles in four years – has confirmed that Gerrard will be his player soon, and that he will be a great fit at the StubHub Center:
“Steven Gerrard arrives in July and by then we will certainly have a plan available,” he told the LA Times.
“He’s a player of quality. I’m not concerned about how he’s going to fit in with our team.
“We have a club now with a proven history of success. All those things go hand in hand in making LA Galaxy a very attractive team for players such as Steven Gerrard.”
Gerrard will link up with former Liverpool team-mate Robbie Keane, who won the MLS’s MVP award last term.