Former PSG player Peguy Luyindula was one of the New York Red Bulls’ first offseason targets and has now been officially made part of the club pending receipt of his P-1 visa.
“Peguy has a good pedigree as a forward who has played for many years in Europe and has now returned to full fitness,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh. “He is technically very good and his movements on the pitch are impressive. We are happy to add him to our roster.”
A French international with ties to both Thierry Henry and Gerard Houllier, Luyindula, 32, trialed with the club this winter and continued to work his way to fitness in training through the first three weeks of the season. Though he was second amongst active goalscorers in Ligue 1 play, he hadn’t featured in a competitive match for PSG in over two years.
Details of the deal are unknown but head coach Mike Petke did hint that the bottom line was a very favorable deal for the club.
#88 Peguy Luyindula
Pronunciation: PEH-gee loo-yin-DOO-lah
Weight: 158 pounds
Day of Birth: May 25, 1979 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Previous Club: Paris Saint-Germain (France)
How Acquired: Signed on March 19, 2013