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Report: Alejandro Romero Gamarra to New York Red Bulls for $6.25 million

Alejandro Romero Gamarra - Huracan - Argentina - Celebrates a goal


After reports began to emerge earlier in the week that the New York Red Bulls were not only chasing Argentine winger Alejandro Romero Gamarra, known as "El Kaku", but ready to drop a hefty transfer fee, Huracan appeared to confirm the $6.25 million sale Saturday morning. Per their release, the Argentinian club is set to retain 20 percent of any future transfer. The 22-year-old winger has spent his entire career with Huracan (1G, 3A in 2017-18) and played three matches for Argentina at the 2015 U-20 World Cup.  

The move would represent a bold one for the Red Bulls, spending big on a high-ceiling youth to bolster the attack up front. Bradley-Wright Phillips has been a consistent goal-scoring threat - and seemed to find a strong rhythm with Daniel Royer in the season's second half - but when BWP has gone cold they've often struggled to score. A winger with technical skill could help further unlock the offense and ease the attacking burden while providing youth and athleticism that should fit nicely with their high press.

December 23, 2017