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Ayoze will return in 2015 'for sure', according to New York Cosmos coach Gio Savarese

Mike Zarrilli

During Thursday's conference call about the signing of Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez, Gio Savarese had plenty of interesting things to say about the Cosmos' newest player. One of the topics touched on was the shirt number which the player will be wearing, the number 7 that he's worn throughout his immaculate career.

Currently, the shirt is being worn by Ayoze, the Spanish left back who has played well enough to generate some speculation about a jump to MLS. According to Gio Savarese though, Ayoze will be back with the club for the 2015 season 'for sure'.

Savarese noted that, as a Spaniard, Ayoze was more than a bit familiar with Raul's legendary status in Spain. When Raul decided to join, Ayoze didn't have a second thought about giving up his number. The club, however, is thrilled with the way Ayoze has been playing, and intends to keep him around because of that excellent play. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what number he winds up wearing next season, but it's great to hear that he's sticking around.