Galaxy acquire Brazil’s Gabriel Pec for reported $10M

The LA Galaxy announced the acquisition Tuesday of winger Gabriel Pec from Brazilian top-flight club Vasco da Gama.

The 22-year-old Brazil international is signed through the 2028 MLS season and will occupy a designated player spot.

The reported $10 million transfer fee surpasses the previous Galaxy record of $9.4 million paid to Spain’s Sevilla FC in 2020 for striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez.

“Gabriel has been a key contributor for one of the biggest clubs in Brazil’s Serie A and we are beyond excited that he is choosing to join the Galaxy as the next step in his burgeoning career,” Galaxy general manager Will Kuntz said in a release.

“In addition to his work rate and attacking prowess, he will also be bringing the experience of representing his native Brazil in the qualification tournament for the 2024 Paris Olympics when he joins our group. We are thrilled to announce Gabriel as the newest member of the LA Galaxy.”

Pec has spent his entire career at Vasco da Gama, tallying 26 goals and 14 assists in 178 matches since 2019.