Veteran midfielder to head Stateside at the end of current deal.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has signed for MLS outfit LA Galaxy according to StubHub Center boss Bruce Arena.
The 34-year-old made the announcement last week that he would be running down the remainder of his deal with Liverpool before moving on at the end of the season and Sky Sports have confirmed quotes from Arena stating Gerrard will move to join the California side in July.
Gerrard has reportedly penned a contract worth about £6m across the full term of the deal, making him one of the highest earners in Major League Soccer.
He will initially join on an 18-month deal, though that could be extended if he is able to prove that he is still capable of leading a team to victory.
The Galaxy have moved quickly to snap him up after losing Landon Donovan to retirement at the end of the most recent MLS campaign, which ended in December.
But he will link up with former Liverpool teammate Robbie Keane, who is still scoring freely on the west coast despite his own advancing years.
LA Galaxy boss Arena is clearly looking forward to welcoming in Gerrard, stating;
“Steven Gerrard arrives in July and by then we will certainly have a plan available,”
“He’s a player of quality. I’m not concerned about how he’s going to fit in with our team.
“We have a club now with a proven history of success. All those things go hand in hand in making LA Galaxy a very attractive team for players such as Steven Gerrard.”
The 2015 MLS season runs from March through to October. The full fixtures list will be announced on Wednesday.