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LA Galaxy could offer McCourt dream MLS move

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Los Angeles Galaxy are among the teams interested in signing former Celtic winger Paddy McCourt, according to the Londonderry Sentinel.

29-year-old McCourt, who left Celtic this summer after five-years at Parkhead, is thought to have his heart set on a switch to Major League Soccer and Galaxy are reportedly one of the three teams currently considering offering him that chance.

However, with the MLS season currently in full swing, it is thought McCourt would prefer to wait until the winter to cross the Atlantic in time for the 2014 campaign. 

Such a delay would allow the Northern Ireland international to sign a short-term deal elsewhere, with SPL side Hibs a likely temporary destination.

McCourt has been training with the Edinburgh outfit this summer in an attempt to preserve fitness, and he is a player that manager Pat Fenlon knows well after their spell together at League of Ireland club Derry City. 

"It's really just to keep his fitness up," Leroy McCourt, Paddy's brother and agent, confirmed. "He knows the manager from their short time together at Derry. He's been in today to have a look around and do a bit of training." 

McCourt also confirmed reports that his brother is keen to move to a club in the MLS in 2014, despite sustained interest from English football in the shape of Darren Ferguson and Peterborough United. 

"It's always been the intention to go to America," he said. "It's 99 per cent nailed on that he'll go over there.

"He doesn't want to uproot his family at this stage of the season over there."

San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers are also said to be pondering a move for McCourt.

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