Report: NYCFC’s Valentin Castellanos linked with move to Copa Libertadores champions Palmeiras

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New York City FC forward Valentin Castellanos has drawn the eye of 2020 Copa Libertadores champions Palmeiras, in keeping with a report from revered Argentina-based journalist German Garcia Grova.

Because the report outlines, Castellanos would join the Brazilian Serie A powerhouse from NYCFC on a year-long loan with an choice to purchase. Any move would mark a return to South America for the Argentine U-23 international (six caps), who started his skilled career with Universidad de Chile earlier than heading to Uruguayan outfit Torque.

Since coming to MLS, Castellanos has 18 goals and 10 assists by 60 video games, 42 of them begins. Initially signed on loan, Castellanos has helped NYCFC make three straight journeys to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. He led NYCFC with six goals scored a season in the past.

Ought to Castellanos head to Palmeiras, it’d be the second marquee loan departure from NYCFC within the past 4 months. They beforehand loaned Alexandru Mitrita to Saudi Arabian membership Al-Ahli Saudi FC till Jan. 31, 2022, opening up a Designated Player spot.

NYCFC are coming into their second year with Ronny Deila as head coach. Other than Castellanos, different key pieces within the final third are forward Heber and midfielder Maxi Moralez.

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