Mexico's youth international Alex Alcala has signed a contract to play for LA Galaxy, with Manchester City buying an option to acquire the 15-year-old at the age of 18, sources say.
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Alcala, from Stockton, Calif., Is considered one of Mexico's brightest young talents and the forward has traveled to Manchester twice to train with City. He also trained at Barcelona La Masia and with Pachuca in Mexico.
Alcala, who can represent the United States or Mexico, is part of Mexico's U16 national youth team and will play in the Galaxy academy under the direction of Juan Carlos Ortega. He had never signed with a professional club, but instead chose to play locally in California.
City will monitor the player's progress as he progresses through the LA Galaxy ranks and will be able to trigger the set redemption fee, which the sources did not disclose to ESPN, when he turns 18. and will be eligible to leave the United States. States.
Alcala has been called a “Mexican Messi” in some press circles in Mexico due to his technical ability on the ball, his ease in beating players and his left-handedness.
The signing is expected to be announced in the coming days.