We want Joseph Paintsil to be a key figure in our quest to win trophies - LA Galaxy General Manager

LA Galaxy general manager wants Joseph Paintsil to be a key figure in their quest to win trophies

The General Manager of Los Angeles Galaxy, Will Kuntz, has announced that the club’s objective is to make Joseph Paintsil a key player as they strive for success in the Major League Soccer.

Paintsil’s signing on a four-year contract from Belgium Pro League’s Genk was finalized on Wednesday night, showcasing LA Galaxy’s determination to strengthen their attacking force.

Expressing his excitement about the acquisition, Kuntz stated that Paintsil has proven himself as a crucial player for both his club and national team in recent years.

“Joseph has been a key member of one of the best clubs in Belgium’s top flight and one of Africa’s most prominent national teams over the past few years and we are thrilled to announce that he is joining the LA Galaxy,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Will Kuntz.

“We are looking forward to adding such a dynamic attacker in the prime of his career to our group and for him to be a key figure in our pursuit of our next trophies.”

With 61 goals and 35 assists in 228 matches played in Europe with K.R.C. Genk (2019-23), MKE Ankaragücü (2020-21), and Ferencvárosi TC (2017-18), Paintsil has showcased his ability to make an impact on the field.

Notably, Paintsil recorded 32 goal contributions (18 goals, 14 assists) in 39 matches played across all competitions for Genk during the 2022-23 campaign.

During the 2022-23 Belgian Pro League season, Paintsil tallied 28 goal contributions (14 goals, 14 assists) in 30 league appearances (28 starts), helping Genk qualify for the 2023-24 Europa Conference League.