Summer is heating up and in the global soccer world that means transfer windows are open and transfer rumors abound. Over the summer, this weekly column will round up all the incoming and outgoing transfers and rumors involving FC Dallas.
RUMOR: Carlos Gruezo to FC Augsburg
24-year-old FC Dallas and Ecuadorian international midfielder Carlos Gruezo is headed to play for FC Augsburg in the #Bundesliga in Germany. #MLS pic.twitter.com/K2FtwZkfww
— MLS Buzz (@MLS_Buzz) June 24, 2019
Transfer rumors involving Gruezo are nothing new as he has previously been speculated to make a move to Tijuana and join former FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja. However, he’s stuck around FCD through these rumors. But with his contract set to expire after this season, his previously stated desire to make a move back to Europe and the emergence of the likes of Edwin Cerrillo and Brandon Servania in the defensive midfield spot that Gruezo has locked down for the past three seasons, the time seems right for the club to sell Gruezo. Gruezo has spent the last few weeks on international duty with Ecuador playing in Copa America and it is possible that fans have already seen Gruezo’s last game for the club.
RUMOR: CSKA Sofia winger Edwin Gyasi
This rumor is an interesting one because there hasn’t been any direct mention of FC Dallas. However, Gyasi’s current club CSKA Sofia has confirmed that they are in discussion with an unnamed MLS club for a loan through the end of the season, likely with an option to buy included. The link to FC Dallas is simply that Gyasi fits a need at the club and matches the type of summer signing that has been typical for the club in recent seasons.
Fans have seen a number of relatively obscure summer transfers play for the club, whether it is signing an aging Colombian World Cup veteran in Abel Aguilar or bringing in a young South American like Cariaco Gonzalez or Getterson. Gyasi seems to fit the bill in terms of relative obscurity and talk of a short term deal. Additionally, winger is a position in which the club has struggled to find quality depth this season.
Taking a chance on a player with a handful of caps for Ghana seems right in the club’s wheelhouse. Expect to hear more about Gyasi’s loan to MLS and the club involved in the next couple of weeks as the MLS transfer window opening date gets closer.
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