Major League Soccer

Sebastian Lletget completes transfer from LA Galaxy to New England Revolution

Chris Smith
Lletget will offer plenty of quality and experience to the Revs.
Lletget will offer plenty of quality and experience to the Revs. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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The New England Revolution have completed the high-profile signing of midfielder Sebastian Lletget from the LA Galaxy, both clubs announced on Thursday.

The United States international had been linked with the 2021 Supporters' Shield winners for some time, with it becoming increasingly clear he'd make the switch this winter.

In the end, the Revs have put up $500k in General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2022 and 2023 combined to acquire Lletget's services, while they'll send another $800k if certain performance criteria are met.

“In Sebastian Lletget, we have acquired a midfielder who has experienced success at both the MLS and international levels,” Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said in a club press release.

“He is a talented player who is a dependable box-to-box player, can score goals, and is an excellent team player. Sebastian is a great addition to our team."

Lletget has over 150 games under his belt in MLS regular season play, while the 29-year-old has also been capped 33 times for the USMNT, scoring eight goals.

The best soccer of his career has arguably been played under Arena during their two seasons together at the Galaxy in 2015 and 2016, when Lletget scored 14 goals and set up another seven in 66 appearances across all competitions.

“I am extremely excited for this next chapter. I’m thrilled to be heading to such a top team and to be reunited with Bruce Arena, who has proven time and again that he is an elite coach,” Lletget said.

“I look forward to playing alongside so many top players and I can’t wait to contribute and help bring silverware to this club.”

With the quality and experience Lletget can offer, this move will only strengthen a Revs side that won this season's Supporters' Shield with a record regular-season points total.

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