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Agent claims Honduran youngster is joining the New York Cosmos

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After a very quiet start to the offseason, the New York Cosmos have been busy of late. The club have confirmed several moves in the past several weeks, and now on Monday, we've got our second rumor of a deal that's close to becoming reality.

Jose Escalante is a young Honduran midfielder who played last season for Olympia, but in October, he fled his homeland because he feared for his safety. The player's agent, Keyfer Garcia, is now claiming that Escalante's career in the United States is about to get started, and that a deal with the Cosmos is on the verge of completion:

"It's all arranged, missing some small details of the contract, but the fact is, everything is ready for him to play with them"

The Cosmos aren't the first United States club linked to Escalante, who was connected to D.C. United as far back as 2013, and has been tied to the Philadelphia Union recently as well. The 20-year old has reportedly impressed with the Honduran youth setup, earning calls at each of the U-17, U-20, and U-21 levels.

Without having seen much of the player in action, I really can't say how he'd fit into the Cosmos' setup, but given the club's track record with finding talent abroad, it's hard not to be excited about potentially signing the talented youngster. You can watch him find the back of the net against AC Milan in the video below.