UPDATE (Jan. 19): The decision on Gaston Pereiro has entered extratime for FC Cincinnati. According to Sam Stejskal of The Athletic, the club's general manager, Gerard Nijkamp is giving the 24-year-old Uruguayan and his representatives "another 24 hours" to accept or reject the club's Designated Player contract.
From FC Cincinnati GM Gerard Nijkamp: Club is “giving Gaston Pereiro’s management another 24 hours (Monday, 12 PM EST)” to accept or deny their offer. At that point, FCC “will move onto other options on the market.”— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) January 19, 2020
Fee has been agreed to w/ PSV. Personal terms the only holdup.
Will FC Cincinnati land Gaston Pereiro as the second Designated Player signed during this transfer window?
Gerard Nijkamp, the club’s general manager, said on Thursday afternoon that the answer should come within the next 48 hours.
Speaking with MLSsoccer.com's David Gass on Extratime presented by Continental, Nijkamp provided insight into the negotiations with the 24-year-old Uruguayan who has been a regular for PSV Eindhoven since arriving ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.
“We have an agreement with PSV about the transfer fee terms and now we are still in negotiation with management of Gaston Pereiro to find also an agreement on the salary parts,” Nijkamp said. “Hopefully we can say hello to him in the next 48 hours here in Cincinnati.”
Should a deal fall through, Nijkamp said the club has identified other options to fill a void at the No. 10 spot.
“If in this 48 hours Gaston will not join the club, then of course we also have Plan B and Plan C because there are more good players in the world, in the market,” he said.