Galaxy acquire Uruguayan midfielder Gastón Brugman

The Galaxy have acquired Uruguayan midfielder Gastón Brugman from second-tier Italian Serie B Parma Calcio. Financial details of Brugman’s transfer and 3½-year contract were not released, but it was finalized with the use of stipend money.

The contract includes a club option for 2026 and before completing the deal, the Galaxy sent $200,000 in general allocation money to Charlotte FC in exchange for a place on the international roster.

Brugman, who turns 30 in September, mainly plays as a central midfielder, a vital position for the Galaxy. Hailing from Rosario, Uruguay, the same city that produced defender Diego Godín, Uruguay’s all-time leader in international appearances, Brugman spent last season on loan at Real Oviedo of the Spanish second division, where he registered three goals and six assists in 34 games. in all competitions.

For his career, Brugman has 26 goals and 31 assists in 303 games for six teams in Italy and Spain. Ninety of those matches have been in Italy’s top-flight Serie A with Palermo, Pescara and Parma.

Brugman must obtain an international transfer certificate and a P1 visa before he can join the Galaxy, who face intercity rival LAFC on Friday at Banc of California Stadium.

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