French international Gignac targeted by LA Galaxy: Source - Metro US

French international Gignac targeted by LA Galaxy: Source

Tigres star Andre-Pierre Gignac. (Photo: Getty Images)
French star Andre-Pierre Gignac could make the move across the border from Mexico to the United States. (Photo: Getty Images)

Andre-Pierre Gignac might be MLS-bound as the French international is a target of interest from at least one high-profile Western Conference team.

A league source tells Metro New York that Gignac, a French striker on Mexican side Tigres, has indeed generated some interest from the LA Galaxy. Reports a month ago had linked the 31-year old forward with a move to MLS and the Galaxy, but the sides might be far apart on a deal.

The Galaxy, the source said, have offered a transfer fee of $6 million to Tigres for the player but the Mexican club values Gignac much higher with a source saying that their expectations are nearly double the offer.

A request to the Galaxy for confirmation or clarification has gone unanswered at this point.

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Since moving from Marseille to Tigres in 2015, Gignac has become an influential player on the Mexican side. He’s scored 53 goals during that stretch and maintained his place on the French national team as well.

He has 36 appearances for France and seven goals on the international level.

Gignac’s interest in a move to MLS is “high” the source said.

“He thinks highly of the MLS and sees this as a dream move,” the source said. “Los Angeles would be a great fit for him.”

Despite having played 17 matches, tied for most in the Western Conference, the Galaxy is currently in seventh place, one spot outside of the playoff picture. A player as prolific as Gignac would be quite an intriguing fit into a Galaxy side that has several stars but is rebuilding under first-year head coach Curt Onalfo. 

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