Jonathan dos Santos

Jonathan dos Santos will join his brother Giovani at the MLS club

LA Galaxy have announced the signing of Jonathan dos Santos from Villarreal for a reported fee of €4.3million.

The 27-year-old Mexico international has signed a contract to become the MLS side’s third Designated Player, alongside Romain Alessandrini and his brother, Giovani.

“Jonathan is a quality player that we think instantly becomes a top midfielder in Major League Soccer,” Galaxy general manager Pete Vagenas told the club’s website.

“His signing will significantly improve our team as we continue to push for the playoffs and, ultimately, a sixth MLS Cup.

“We believe Jonathan will be a leader during the second half of this season and for years to come. We look forward to him joining our squad.”

The Dos Santos brothers have played together before at Villareal and Barcelona. They are both products of Barcelona’s academy.