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Cosmos linked to Chilean midfielder Jaime Valdes

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Reports in the South American media are making the rounds linking the New York Cosmos to Chilean midfielder Jame Valdes. While Gio Savarese was reluctant to discuss a player under contract with another club, the Cosmos' interest in the player does seem to be legitimate, and his experience and versatility would add an interesting dynamic to the squad.

Valdes plays primarily as a traditional central midfielder, but is comfortable in a more advanced position, and can also be deployed on either wing. He's spent the vast majority of his career in Serie A, most recently being a first choice player at Parma during the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons. Prior to that he had a stint with Sporting Lisbon, which was slightly less successful.

Valdes is currently at Colo Colo, where he's been starting since joining during the summer of 2014. If signed, he'd require one of the Cosmos international roster slots.