LA Galaxy have announced the signing of Riqui Puig from Barcelona. The 22-year-old midfielder has joined the MLS side on a three-and-a-half-year contract.
“We are pleased to welcome Riqui to the LA Galaxy,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney. “Riqui is a very technical and well-educated player with incredible experiences for his age. He will fit seamlessly into our group and style of play.”
Barcelona issued a statement on Thursday explaining that they reserve 50% of any future sale.
Puig has played with Barca since 2013, arriving as a Cadete and made his first team debut in the Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa in 2018.
In 57 appearances (15 starts) across all competitions with Barcelona from 2018-22, he scored two goals and registered three assists.
“Riqui is a very talented player with a unique profile that brings something different to our squad,” said LA Galaxy Technical Director Jovan Kirovski.
In the 2021-22 La Liga campaign, he scored one goal in 15 games played for Barcelona.