LA Galaxy to target Cristian Pavón for 2023 season
Cristian Pavón, a winger for Brazilian team Atlético Mineiro, is likely to be one of the candidates that LA Galaxy will acquire for the 2023 season.
The LA Galaxy seeks to be a serious contender year after year in Major League Soccer. The Los Angeles franchise is the most successful in terms of league titles with a total of five, so the great challenge in 2023 will be to fight for the championship and break their recent drought in the MLS Cup. The last time that they were crowned in the league was in the 2014 season.
As far as reinforcements are concerned, rumors have begun to circulate about possible candidates to join the team led by head coach Greg Vanney. A source close to the team told AS USA that LA Galaxy could consider Cristian Pavón as an option, as he already had an initial stint with the MLS club.
Pavón returned to Boca Juniors after his Major League Soccer loan spell and currently plays for Club Atlético Mineiro in Brazil. Kichán has a contract with Mineiro until June 2025, but his future could change in the event of a probable negotiation with LA Galaxy.
In two seasons with the LA Galaxy (2019 and 2020), Pavón played a total of 35 games in the league, playoffs and the MLS is Back tournament. In total, the Argentine winger played for Los Angeles with a total of 14 goals and nine assists.
Douglas Costa could influence Pavón’s possible entry
Although it is not yet a given that Pavón will join the LA Galaxy, rumors indicate that the doors for his return would open more easily if Brazilian winger Douglas Costa leaves the ranks of the Los Angeles team in the transfer market. Costa has a contract with the organization until December 2023, but reports indicate that he could return to Brazilian soccer and this would leave a place open with the Galaxy.