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Guillermo Barros Schelotto: Cristian Pavon to LA Galaxy deadline this week


Will he or won’t he join the LA Galaxy? That is the question and it appears a resolution in the long-rumored possible transfer of Argentinian midfielder Cristian Pavon appears to be heading to a resolution soon.

Pavon, who played for LA Galaxy coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto at Boca Juniors, has an offer on the table from the Galaxy, who await his response.

"In two weeks the transfer window closes and we can do a deal until then. In the last few days we haven't advanced past the offer that was made and we haven't received a response,” Schelotto told TUDN. “But we'll be working in the coming days to see if there's a real possibility to do the deal or not. And we'll surely determine that this week. If not, we'll try to look for another path to look for another possibility beyond Cristian Pavon."

"He's a very good player who the coaching staff knows well. He’s a player that under Guillermo had a really important spell at his current club [Boca Juniors]," added Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese said.

It’s not Pavon or nothing, though, during this transfer window for the Galaxy. Plan A is Pavon, but there are other options the club is weighing as well.

"Apart from Pavon, there are many players we're looking at and observing, and if we're allowed based on the [roster] rules and our budget, we can advance to a more formal stage,” te Kloese said. “But we're still looking right now."

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