Veron welcomes unexpected Red Bulls transfer

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In his first comments following his yet-to-be-announced move to the New York Red Bulls, Gonzalo Veron spoke about his expectations — and surprise — over his recent Major League Soccer transfer.

“I don’t know how it happened,” he told ESPN FC Radio. “I thought I was with San Lorenzo and I was going to play against Malaga, but they told me everything was complete for me to travel. It was Wednesday and it was a surprise. They told me not to go to play against Malaga because something happened.”

That something was a reported $2.2 million dollar transfer that will make Veron a wealthy man. According to sources familiar with the negotiations, Veron will be the Red Bulls second Designated Player, joining Bradley Wright-Phillips under that lucrative and increasingly exclusive umbrella.

Since his initial shock departure, Veron has begun “investigating” his new club, and has found promise in Jesse Marsch’s system.

“I’m very happy. It’s a beautiful challenge,” he said. “I was looking into [the Red Bulls], I saw how they play and their style of playing. I expect to be fine and do the same that I did at San Lorenzo.”

Veron, 25, is a promising player that simply struggled to find playing time with an otherwise strong San Lorenzo side. Club boss Edgardo Bauza bounced Veron from wing to wing, removing him from his traditional central position in order to find a place for his pacy striker. No matter where he was, however, Veron remained a second choice starter but a first choice bench option on the club.

“It was time for a change of pace, I wasn’t getting enough playing time. That was [the issue],” he revealed.

Nevertheless, Veron leaves San Lorenzo on a positive note, looking forward to his coming U.S. adventure while looking fondly on his time in the Argentine Primera.

“Everything I experienced in San Lorenzo was very positive,” he said. “We won titles and I feel a part of all of the good that we achieved in these last few years. I am grateful for my teammates and the front office because they treated me very well. I take with me very beautiful memories.”

  • Wtf?? Something is not making sense in this whole deal.the guy is a bench player who the team readily offloads but he is our new DP?? And he had no idea who RB even was?

    • Anonymous

      It does seem a bit odd, doesn’t it? I find it a bit concerning that this entire move was a surprise for him.

    • slowleftarm

      His playing time was beginning to drop but San Lorenzo won the Copa Libertadores last year. Let see what happens when he gets here.

  • Yeah,said he was ready to play angst Malaga and they abruptly told him pack your bags your moving to another country!!! LMAO

  • paul

    How does this solve the problem at RB or CB?