Marco Reus close to LA Galaxy deal: What are MLS discovery rights?

Marco Reyos He is scheduled to move to the American Football League after his contract with Borussia Dortmund expires this summer, with… Los Angeles Galaxy It now seems like the most likely destination.

The 35-year-old has made 429 appearances for his hometown club, most recently in Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid. He announced earlier this year that he was leaving Dortmund and rumors of a move to the MLS continued.

The Athletic reported Los Angeles Galaxy are preparing to sign Reus on a free transferdespite the fact that the club's three designated player positions have already been filled by Riqui Puig, Joseph Paintsil and Gabriel Beck.

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The Los Angeles Galaxy recently signed star midfielder Riqui Puig to a new, improved contract.Kelvin CoUSA TODAY Sports via Reuters Conn

Without signing a DP contract Reus' salary cap at LA Galaxy will be $1.7 million, Although he is unlikely to be short of money after his run at the top of the European football table. Reus is believed to be keen on a move to Los Angeles, but the MLS club needs to find a solution to the current situation of the player's discovery rights.

How do MLS discovery rights work?

While the probability of holding “Discovery rights” Strange as it may seem for a 48-cap German international, MLS rules stipulate that teams can demand potential signings entering the league. In an attempt to prevent teams from competing for players – which drives up transfer fees and salaries – the scouting list is designed to limit the number of applicants for a player.

But in Rios' case, it is Discovery rights are currently owned by Charlotte FC. It appears that the player is not convinced about the move to North Carolina and prefers the Galaxy, which means that the Los Angeles club must now reach an agreement with Charlotte to acquire his scouting rights.

MLS rules dictate what teams can offer “50 thousand dollars from general allocation funds in exchange for the right to contract with the player.”which is a significant amount in a league with such strict spending restrictions.

After a grueling European season, Reus will likely need a break and the MLS secondary transfer window does not open until July 18. There will be ongoing talks between the player, LA Galaxy and Charlotte to find a solution to the Discovery Rights situation, but at this stage, it appears that he will be the latest star to choose to move to Los Angeles.


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