While Ezequiel Barco’s high-profile transfer to Atlanta United remains on stand-by, New York Red Bulls have ensured that the MLS will be getting at least one talented young Argentinian in this window after Huracán confirmed the transfer of Alejandro Romero Gamarra.
News had emerged that Romero Gamarra was a target for the Red Bulls earlier in the week and while the any move is yet to be confirmed on their end, Huracán have announced that a $6.25 million deal has been agreed with El Globo retaining 20% of any future transfer fee.
The 22-year-old has progressed through the ranks at Huracán and despite not achieving the heights that many predicted when Romero Gamarra was a teenager, the midfielder has established himself as an important figure in the first team.
Named by the AFA as the most promising youngster in Argentinian youth football back in 2013, many would have forecast a move to Europe before now and while Huracán’s problems see the club in a relegation battle, Romero Gamarra has still impressed.
Injury hampered his progress initially and since becoming more of a regular, Kaku has struggled with consistency but on his day, that early talent shines through.
Full of pace and trickery, Romero Gamarra is capable of playing as a central playmaker behind the striker or on either flank and his sweet left foot makes him a threat from distance. However, in what has been a poor Huracán side, the diminutive attacker has struggled to put this together on a regular basis.
As a former Argentina under-20 international, Romero Gamarra has not kicked on as much as his unquestionable talent suggests it should have done but there is no doubting that New York Red Bulls are acquiring a player capable of producing some magic in MLS.
A move away from Parque Patricios could do Kaku the world of good and may prove to be a real coup for the Red Bulls.