- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On September 18, 2007
- 4 Comments
I know you’re thinking, “there is no way you can sign anyone right now, all the deadlines are up, the windows have closed.” Well that is all true but rumors are already flying around that DC is close to landing a Designated Player for next season.
Word around the league is that DC is close to landing a deal with Argentine midfielder Juan Veron for the 2008 season. For months it has been rumored that United would sign Veron but were unable to do it while the summer transfer window was open.
The biggest question will also be about who United will have to part with or cut to sign Veron to a deal. More than likely it could be Christian Gomez getting the boot if Veron signs. Some fans may not like the idea but Gomez wants DP money; but landing a player like Veron could really boost a club’s status around the world. Not to say that Gomez isn’t a world class player but Veron is Veron really.
DC could get some help if Jamie Moreno retires but that isn’t too likely (more or less it depends on how DC fares in the post season I bet for Jamie); or they could look to do something with Luciano Emilio but that wouldn’t make the most sense because of his current form.
There has been talk of adding another DP slot for each club but would DC really use it on two midfielders? I think that answer only can be answered if these two can work together, which is something that I highly doubt could happen. Two totally different personalities really.
So what does DC do? Trade Gomez, sign him up and sign Veron if there are two DP slots next season? Keep Gomez and not sign Veron? I think the ladder of the questions won’t happen since they have been after Veron for months now. Honestly, I think the trading of Gomez would be the most logical. Where he would end up would be the biggest question. I could see a place like Chivas being a good fit or even a San Jose, a club that will be looking to build around a player. And maybe if Fernando Clavijo keeps his job somehow in Colorado he could be a decent fit there. Who knows.
What’s your take on the DC on the verge of getting a player like Veron? And your take on Gomez?