The LA Galaxy and Sebastian Lletget have agreed to a contract extension, the club announced today. Lletget, 24-years old, made 40 starts while scoring eight goals and 10 assists since joining the team in 2015.
Lletget was an integral part of the LA Galaxy’s success in 2016, manning several different positions in the midfield and establishing himself as a difference maker centrally. He started in all but three of the Galaxy’s 34 regular season games and scored five goals while adding nine assists across all competitions.
Sebastian Lletget joined the Galaxy in 2015 after spending the previous five years with English Premier League’s West Ham United. Originally slated to join the Galaxy at the beginning of the 2015 season, Lletget eventually landed with the Galaxy midseason where he went on to score seven goals and two assists and was deployed mainly in wide positions.
The Galaxy are in the midst of a refresh in midfield with Lletget being billed as one of the key pieces to work around. Newly signed Jermaine Jones (signed today) will be another key addition to the center of the field and the Galaxy may not be done finding other midfield options — with the team seemingly close to signings 23-year old defensive midfielder João Pedro Almeida Machado from Portugal.
Regardless of the signings, this is LA making an investment in a younger player who has already proven himself to be a successful MLS player. And with a large portion of the roster gone due to age and turnover, this may add some stability to a locker room that will have a bunch of new faces.
Terms of the contract extension were not disclosed by the club or the league.