LA Galaxy Target "Asian Maradona" Ali Karimi

Ali HContributor IMay 20, 2010

MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy is eager to sign up Iranian midfielder Ali Karimi, according to the team's Technical Manager Heshmat Mohajerani.

The Iranian international player's contract expires at the end of the current season. Karimi is not willing to play in any other Iranian team except his former club Persepolis; however, he cannot play in that team either since he quarreled with the team's current coach Ali Daei.

Karimi was expected to travel to the U.S. to negotiate with the Galaxy officials over the past two weeks.

"Ali (Karimi) has two offers from LA Galaxy and the UAE's Al Ahli, but I think he would prefer to play in the American major league soccer," Mohajerani said.

Karimi played in Bayern Munich from 2005 to 2007 before leaving the team for Qatar SC. The 32-year-old will probably join the well-known British midfielder David Beckham in Galaxy.

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