The LA Galaxy remain one of the few teams in North America to have occasional transfer rumors trickle through, the latest linking the club to Peruvian midfielder Renato Tapia.
The 24-year-old is set to be out of contract with Dutch club Feyenoord at the end of June, if FIFA doesn’t opt to extend contracts for one reason or another due to the coronavirus.
Tapia has spent his entire first-team pro career in the Netherlands, making his debut with FC Twente in 2013, before moving to Feyenoord in 2016. With a loan spell at Willem II, Tapia hasn’t gotten a ton of playing time at his current club, between injuries and not being in the team’s plans at all times slowing him down to just 45 league appearances with Feyenoord, although he was part of their title-winning side in 2016-17.
With Peru, the midfielder, versatile in the middle of the field and capable of playing in defense in a pinch, too, his career has blossomed, as he was part of the squad that played in the 2018 World Cup and was a key player on the squad that finished second at the 2019 Copa América.
The Galaxy seemed to jump into the fray with LA assistant coach Gustavo Barros Schelotto talking up the Peru international’s merits on a South American radio program recently.