Looks like the earlier rumors are true, and that LAFC are going to sign young Goalkeeper Pablo Sisniega.
The player’s club, Real Sociedad, released a statement on Saturday about the player:
COMUNICADO OFICIAL: Acuerdo para el traspaso de Pablo Sisniega al LAFC ⬇️ https://t.co/B1h8axuzRi— Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) February 16, 2019
The statement said: “Real Sociedad and Los Angeles Football Club have reached an agreement for the transfer of Pablo Sisniega to the Californian team. [La Real] wants to thank Pablo for the professionalism and commitment shown during these years in our club and wishes him the best for his personal and professional future.
“Real Sociedad keeps a future repurchase option, as well as a percentage of a future sale.”
Sisniega was with Real Sociedad, but had yet to break through to the first team.
He dealt with a few injuries including having to have his spleen removed because of a collision during the game.
Sisiniega is a goalie that seems to have talent, and at just 23, if he can stay healthy this could be a great pickup.
And reportedly having a U.S. passport means Sisniega will not take up an international slot, giving LAFC more flexibility with their international slots.
Tyler Miller did well to earn himself the starting job last year, but if he were to get hurt, LAFC were thin at the goalkeeping spot, which makes this an important move.
Sisniega could push Miller for the starting spot, and if not, would be available in case of injury, suspension, and maybe U.S. Open Cup games. Competition at every spot is important, and it helps keep the team fresh.
Ultimately, if Miller stays healthy Pablo Sisniega might not see the field all that much, but LAFC needed a backup keeper, and it appears they have now found one.
So this hasn’t been officially announced by LAFC yet, but given the other team has made the announcement, consider it likely LAFC will follow suit very soon.
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