Galaxy sign Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Brugman

Galaxy acquired the Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Brugman from the Parma Calcio of the second tier Italian Serie B. Financial details of the transfer and Brugman’s three-year contract were not released, but it was completed using the allocated money.

The contract includes a club option for 2026, and before the deal was finalized, Galaxy sent $200,000 in general money to Charlotte in exchange for an international spot.

Brugman, who turns 30 in September, plays mostly as a central midfielder, a position required by Galaxy. A native of Rosario, Uruguay, the same city as Uruguay’s all-time leading defender Diego Godin, Brugman spent last season on loan at Real Oviedo in Spain’s second division, where he scored three goals and provided six assists in 34 games. in all competitions.

During his career, Brugman scored 26 goals and provided 31 assists in 303 games for six teams in Italy and Spain. Ninety of those matches were in the top Italian Serie A with Palermo, Pescara and Parma.

Brugman must complete an international transfer certificate and a P1 visa before he can join the Galaxy, which faces an inter-city rival. LAFC Friday at the Banc of California.