Update: Now official.
According to FCD, they are sending $300,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2022 and $300,000 in GAM in 2023 to New England. Lletget is under contract through 2023.
Name: Sebastian Lletget
Connect with Sebastian: Twitter | Instagram
Weight: 150 lbs.
Date of Birth: September 3, 1992 (29)
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Nationality: United States
According to a report by Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio of The Athletic, FC Dallas is sending $600k in Allocation Money to New England for Sebastian Lletget.
The 29-year-old Lletget can play centrally as an 8/10 or on the wing/wide midfield. If the deal goes through, Lletget would move into the rotation at either of the two 8 spots or at wing.
Both 8 and wing have needed something added. Heck, we’ve been talking about the team’s need for a veteran 8 since January.
Lletget is on the fringes of the US National Team and should be quite well known to his new (potential) coach. Considering Lletget’s desire (one can assume) to make the World Cup team he might really embrace this move.
Love this move. Lletget is a solid veteran MLS player who should keep Jesus closer to goal. He will help Pax’s development.
Great move. Instant impact player that’s going to help us get into the playoffs. It looks like Thomas Roberts time with FCD is over.
Don’t really like the move. Lletget is definitely a better 8 than Servania or Tsiki, but he is also a LOT more expensive ($1.0M salary cap hit). So you just narrowed your roster options for next year. The $600K in GAM is also pretty significant for a guy you can only control for 18 months. The move also seems to fly in the face of the Dallas business model of trying to develop young players since Brandon and Tsiki (and Roberts) will all be relegated to sub minutes as long as Lletget is here.
It feels very much like ” we have to make the playoffs this year” instead of trying to build a roster that can truly compete for a title over the next few years. The FO’s player acquisition policy has been very scatter brained over the last few years, alternating between young project players and veteran signings. It feels like they really have no consistent plan.