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| Everton defender deal in the cards, fans will be split
| 188bet Everton full-back Leighton Baines could be ready to quit the club to pursue a move to Major League Soccer, according to The Sun. Californian duo Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles FC are said to be tracking the former England international, whose time on Merseyside has been rumoured to be close to an end for a while. Baines spent much of the recently concluded Premier League season out injured, but he returned for the final two months of what was an up and down campaign for the Toffees, one which may well have been his last.
Los Angeles Galaxy, arguably the most well-known side in MLS, are no strangers to big name signings. Having previously had David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Steven Gerrard on their books, they shocked the competition by announcing the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic earlier in the year. They currently have former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole at left-back but could be ready to upgrade him with a move for Baines, who is likely to offer a longer-term option. 188bet
Los Angeles FC are currently in the middle of their first season in Major League Soccer, as the only new franchise to come into the league this term. They have made a flying start to life in MLS, but are operating with a small squad so the possibility of signing such an established star would be one they will welcome. Bob Bradley’s side, who sit second in the Western Conference after 11 matches, utilise three at the back at present, but were they to attract Baines to the Banc of California Stadium it would give them another option in terms of formation.
The 33-year-old has been at Everton since 2007, but sources close to him believe he will head for California, although to which Los Angeles outfit he will go to is unsure. The hierarchy at Goodison Park are expected to allow Baines to leave without a fee as they get set to make a number of changes to their own squad, ahead of launching a stronger challenge to next season. 188bet