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RUMOR: USA and LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes targeted by Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray

A move away from MLS?

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Summer is almost here and that means the opening of the transfer window.

Who is the latest American name being run through the rumor mill and where is he allegedly going?

LA Galaxy and United States senior national team striker Gyasi Zardes is being connected with a move to Super Lig power club Galatasaray. (I'm assuming you already knew this because you read the headline.)

Here's the scoop from SporX, in all its Google translated glory:

Zardes, 24, has featured with the Galaxy for four seasons since signing a Homegrown contract since completing his college career with Cal State Bakersfield. He's been previously linked with moves to clubs in England and Belgium.

Zardes signed a multi-year contract extension with the Galaxy in March. He's made 25 appearances with the national team, scoring five goals, and is on the roster for the Copa America Centenario.

Galatasaray recently had a down year, finishing in sixth place in the Super Lig. Additionally, they've been suspended from European competition for breaching financial fair play.

How realistic is this transfer rumor? It's tough to say. Although he recently signed a contract extension, one never knows when a team will jump at an enticing offer. There's been speculation over Zardes leaving MLS in the past, but it's never resulted in an actual move.

We'll keep you posted if anything happens, although I'm sure you'll hear about it first from other sources.