Giovani dos Santos close to Club America deal

Former LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos is on the verge of joining Liga MX giant Club America, sources told ESPN's John Sutcliffe on Thursday.

The MLS club exercised its option to buy out the contract of Mexico international in March and Dos Santos has been searching for a club since, with rumors linking him with moves as far and wide as to Qatar and Brazil.

Sources told ESPN Mexico's Ricardo Carino on Friday that Dos Santos signed a two-year deal on Friday, and will be introduced in the coming days. When asked about Dos Santos, club boss Miguel Herrera said he wasn't aware of the signing but added that the player "has quality and talent."

A source told ESPN FC last month that Dos Santos was close to Club America, but still had to negotiate the full details of finalizing his contract with MLS, although Las Aguilas sporting director Santiago Banos denied negotiations.

Brother Jonathan dos Santos backed a possible move last month during the Gold Cup.

"I don't know anything, but hopefully," said Jonathan after Mexico's 3-1 win over Canada in Denver. "I've always said that we are America fans from the cradle and hopefully [Giovani's move to America] happens.

Forward Oribe Peralta recently left the club to join arch-rival Chivas, with Banos suggesting that Las Aguilas would look for a replacement.

Dos Santos -- a veteran of three World Cup squads -- began his career in Barcelona, before moving to to Tottenham Hotspur. He established himself in Spain with Mallorca and Villarreal, transferring to the Galaxy in July 2015.