Lletget joins LA Galaxy

West Ham United can confirm that midfielder Sebastian Lletget has joined MLS club LA Galaxy on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.

Lletget, 22, returns to his native California after six years with West Ham, during which he graduated from the Academy and made one first-team appearance in the FA Cup third-round defeat at Nottingham Forest in January 2014.

Having initially been scouted by the Hammers’ International Academy, the American also made more than 70 appearances for the Development Squad during his time in east London.

San Francisco-born Lletget will join a Galaxy squad that also includes former Hammers loanee Robbie Keane and will soon be augmented by the arrival of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

West Ham United would like to thank Sebastian for his hard work and commitment and wish him all the very best for his future career.