It has been a quiet offseason for the New York Cosmos so far, with quite a few departures, and no arrivals of note. In addition, the big signing many of us expected in Georgios Samaras doesn't look like it's going to happen, leaving many fans wondering about the plan.
On Monday, reports have emerged linking the boys in green and white to Venezuelan midfielder Juan Arango, the all-time leader in appearances and goals for his national team. Cosmos Head Coach Gio Savarese reportedly had the following to say about the club's interest in Arango:
"We want Juan Arango and we have already started negotiations with him and the club. He's a fantastic player and it would be a pleasure to work with him."
"He is a possibility, but we need to talk a lot."
The 35-year old would be an interesting addition, potentially replacing some of what the club has lost with the departures of Raul, Leo Fernandes, and Walter Restrepo. If a deal is made, the club would have quite a bit more to do, but Arango would be an interesting short-term addition in an area in need of lots and lots of help.
For now, this is probably nothing more than a name to pay attention to, but that's more than we've had for most of the winter. Maybe we're about to see some movement, after all.