Imagine Colorado Rapids fans:
The Rapids are in hot pursuit of a young International level striker that can score goals and also bring people out to the park to see him play.
Well, according to Jeff Carlisle from ESPNFC, the transfer of Alan Pulido appears to be imminent. And if the Rapids are able to capture a player like Pulido, this would be a major coup for the club and would great increase their ability to score goals and energize a disappointed fan base.
So what are the details? It looks like it will be a one year loan and Pulido looks keen to seal the move. And Pulido would be a sure fire starter and, baring injury, would probably play all 34 games for the Rapids. But there may be a hitch in the plan. From ESPNFC:
Rapids general manager Paul Bravo was in Greece last week to wrap up the deal, sources confirmed. Pulido has given his blessing to the move with final negotiations between player and club set to take place in the U.S. But there are issues regarding the status of Pulido's International Transfer Certificate.
Pulido's former club, Liga MX side Tigres UANL, has repeatedly said the player signed a two-year contract with them in 2014. Pulido insists that isn't the case, and that he is a free agent, with FIFA and the Court for Arbitration of Sport getting involved.
The 24-year-old was sidelined for several months while the status of his ITC was adjudicated, and the CAS has twice ruled against him. But Pulido was ultimately given a provisional ITC by FIFA in February 2015 that allowed him to move to Greek side Levadiakos.
Obviously this is not a done deal, and it is best to not get too excited until he puts pen to paper, but just this possibility is terrific. Pulido is a goal scorer who would bring credibility to the team and he would bring more people to Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
So what say you Rapids fans? Are you excited about this possible news? Hit us up in the comment section below and let us know!