The transfer saga for Huracan attacker Alejandro “Kaku” Romero Gamarra has continued, with latest report out of Argentina by reporter John E. Rojas stating that Kaku will travel with his brother to the U.S. on Sunday or Monday of next week.
Reports have also indicated that Kaku will wear the No. 10 jersey - most recently worn by attacker Muhamed Keita. Whether or not the jersey designation was decided on by the team, or is some other indication of Keita’s roster status is unknown, but at this point it is mere speculation.
While the alleged transfer fee for Kaku is in the area of $6.3 million - a record-breaking mark for the Red Bulls - it might not stay that way for long.
Closs Continental in Argentina reported on Tuesday that the New York Red Bulls could be on the verge of completing a June 2018 transfer for Huracan striker (and Kaku teammate) Ignacio Pussetto for a potentially record-shattering $11 million.
Such a fee would blow the alleged $6.3 million fee for Kaku out of the water, and would be greater than the total combined transfer fees for Kaku, Gonzalo Veron ($2.2m) and Tim Cahill ($2m).
The 22-year-old Pussetto has scored 10 goals and 10 assists in just 57 top-flight matches. This season alone, he already has four goals and four assists in just 12 Argentina Primera Division matches.
WhoScored.com notes that Pussetto’s strengths include dribbling, aerial duels and defensive contributions, with the latter especially valuable to RBNY’s high press.
The free transfer of Venezuelan wonderkid Cristian Casseres Jr. appears to have hit a snag.
According to recent reports, visa issues for the 17-year-old midfielder are holding up his switch to the Red Bulls.
Casseres was expected to arrive sometime this month, at the expiration of his contract with Deportivo La Guaira.