The New York Cosmos have signed Argentine striker Gaston Cellerino, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Clearance. As per team policy, the Cosmos did not release the terms of the deal.
The deal comes three days after Big Apple Soccer reported that talks were heating up between the striker and the NASL club.
"We’re pleased to have added another quality attacking option," Cosmos' head coach and sporting director Giovanni Savarese said in a team press release. "Gaston is a dynamic forward who is very dangerous and clever in the box and someone that will put a lot of pressure on opposing defenses."
Cellerino has spent the last two years playing for the Santiago Wanderers of the Chilean Primera Division. In 57 games, Cellerino scored 17 goals for the Wanderers. Prior to playing for Santiago he joined Serie B side Livorno in 2009.
The 29-year-old striker started his career in the youth academy of Boca Juniors. Cellerino moved to Peruvian first-tier side Universidad San Martin, in 2007, and helped lead the club to a league title. In 2008 he joined Rangers of the Chilean Primera Division.
"After speaking with Gio, I was impressed with the team’s philosophy and the style of play really appeals to me," said Cellerino in a team press release. "I’m looking forward to getting to New York and starting training and doing whatever it takes to help this team win another championship."
The Cosmos are seven games into the fall NASL season and are 3-3-1 in that span. They also sit seven points behind Ottawa Fury FC in the fall standings. New York is back in action again this Saturday when they take on the Carolina RailHawks in Carolina.