Report: LA Galaxy will target FC Cincinnati striker Djiby Fall this summer
The Los Angeles Galaxy are eyeing FC Cincinnati striker Baye "Djiby" Fall, according to a Twitter page that supposedly tracks Major League Soccer transfer buzz. If that report is accurate, FCC could lose their leading scorers in back-to-back seasons.
Last year, FCC striker Sean Okoli led the United Soccer League with 16 goals before going on to join New York City FC for the 2017 season. Djiby may follow a similar path to MLS.
Djiby, 32, is tied for fourth place in the USL this season with six goals despite serving a six-game suspension for allegedly biting an opponent. With 20 league games remaining this season, Djiby will have plenty of opportunities to increase his goal total and compete for the Golden Boot award.
Because FCC is not LA's affiliate team, the Galaxy would have to wait until the summer transfer window (July 10 through Aug. 9) to make a move for Djiby. So if the Senegalese striker leaves the club for MLS, Cincinnati would have to play at least ten league matches without him this year.
It remains to be seen what FCC could receive in exchange for Djiby. He is signed through Nov. 30 and has a market value of €200,000 (about $225,651), according to transfermarkt.com, a website that tracks soccer contracts and transfer fees.
In 2009, Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow paid €4,700,000 to acquire a 23-year-old Djiby from Odense Boldklub. The striker's value has gone down considerably since then.
(Photo courtesy of @baye_djiby/Twitter)