Official: New York Red Bulls sign Gonzalo Veron to DP contract

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HARRISON, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls announced Thursday the official transfer of Argentine striker, Gonzalo Veron, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

“Gonzalo is a young, dynamic player who fits extremely well into our style of play,” said Sporting Director Ali Curtis. “He has played for one of the top teams in South America and has shown he can play any of the front four positions. Not only are we getting a player who can help us immediately, he is someone who fits well into our long-term plans for our club.”

He joins the club as a Designated Player. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are excited to add Gonzalo to our club,” said Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch. “We think he fits into the style that we want to play. He is a young, exciting player with the ability to play a few different attacking roles. He has the potential to be a dynamic player in this league.”

Veron, 25, featured in 52 matches for San Lorenzo, scoring eight goals and adding 6 assists for the club. He was also a contributor to the club’s Copa Libertadores championship victory last season, utilized by head coach Edgardo Bauza as a first-choice impact sub off the bench. He appeared in both final’s matches against Nacional and also appeared in the team’s Club World Cup final against Real Madrid.

Known as the “Cannigia de la C” for his quickness and scoring prowess, Veron comes to New York with great promise. However, there was some concern over his health. Veron suffered a severe knee injury in 2013, and missed time last season with nagging pain, but he appears in full health after passing his physical with the Red Bulls.

Veron will be made available as early as this Sunday’s New York City FC encounter.

 

  • Sign another oft-injured player. You think Curtis would have learned from Zubar

  • Samir

    Danger lurks with this fellow’s health and sudden displacement from familiar surroundings.Real crapshoot IMO cuz a team never lets a young stud go unless there is some issue in the woodpile.Stay tuned folks…..

    • slowleftarm

      Actually South American teams sell young players all the time, it’s basically their business model. Although 25 isn’t that young, it just seems like it compared to many of the dinosaurs signing as DPs for other clubs.

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