- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 12, 2008
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- Brad Guzan, Summer Transfers
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I thought I would pass along some notes from regarding the keeper situation at Chivas USA now that Brad Guzan has indeed left the States for better things in the EPL with Aston Villa.
It appears that his former owner Jorge Vergara is looking to transfer in a player from one of his other clubs, Deportivo Saprissa to replace Guzan. According to this article, Vergara wants to bring in 21-year old Keylor Navas from the Costa Rican club.
Jorge Vergara, the Mexican businessman who is a part-owner of Chivas USA, confirmed Friday to the L.A. Times that Guzan was headed to England, although he failed to state the club.
“Yes, it’s true,” Vergara told the Times. “He’s leaving for Europe, to England specifically, and we’re very happy and very glad that another Chivas player is going to Europe. We’re going to replace him with a very talented goalkeeper from Saprissa in Costa Rica. A very young one but very talented.”
Keilor Navas Gamboa, 21, is believed to be the goalkeeper Vergara was referring to.
Replace one young keeper with one that is said to be a very up and coming star in Costa Rica sounds like a solid move. No word what it will cost Chivas USA but I like the sound of this move on the part that Vergara and company are looking to quickly get a piece in place to try and improve the state of the club.
Chivas fans does this sound like a nice move?