UPDATE, Tuesday, 1:35 pm ET: Though reports originally linking Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer with the LA Galaxy, he may actually be headed to the other team in Los Angeles.
According to Fox Sports NL, Vermeer is set to sign for LAFC. The club currently have just one GK under contract.
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ORIGINAL, Jan. 13, 2:48 pm ET: The LA Galaxy could strengthen their goalkeeper corps ahead of the season with the signing of Feyenoord starting goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer, according to a report from Dutch outlet De Telegraaf.
Vermeer, 34, would be out of contract this summer, and the report explains Feyenoord are prepared to let the veteran depart for MLS. He's also keenly interested in life in the United States, according to De Telegraaf.
“De Telegraaf”, the largest morning paper in the Netherlands is reporting that Feyenoord GK Kenneth Vermeer is close to moving to #LAGalaxy on a free transfer.— Galaxy Fan Talk (@LAGalaxyFanTalk) January 13, 2020
The Dutch keeper is 34 years old. Galaxy would have to use an international spot for him.https://t.co/dhbJXTG10d
The goalkeeper has earned five caps for Holland, though hasn’t featured since a March 2015 international friendly against Spain. He’s been at Feyenoord since 2014, and previously spent a decade at Ajax, another Eredivisie powerhouse. Across both clubs, he's won five Eredivisie titles, three Johan Cruijff Shields and a pair of KNVB Cups.
Of note, Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese was born in the Netherlands and played for various clubs in his home country. Should the Vermeer move come to fruition, it would mark the second straight window when an Eredivisie goalkeeper arrived in MLS after Eloy Room came to Columbus Crew SC from PSV last summer.