Finally, Miguel Camargo’s ticket to the Five Boroughs was officially punched.
NYCFC announced at noon today that Camargo, a 23 year old attacking midfielder and full Panama international, had signed on to a season-long loan deal from parent club Chorillo FC.
The deal includes an option to buy following the 2017 season.
“Miguel brings a versatility and tactical intelligence which will give us a number of options in his area of the field going into next season,” gaffer Patrick Vieira told NYCFC.com on the occasion.
“We believe we’re bringing in a player with the ability to compete for a first-team spot and with the desire and hunger to succeed in a new league.”
Added Sporting Director Claudio Reyna:
“He’s a dynamic attacking midfielder who can play in a number of different roles and he’s coming off a great goalscoring season in Venezuela. It’s important to spread the goals around the team and that’s something we managed to do well last year – Miguel will be another player who will contribute in the attacking third.”
Camargo has twelve international caps for his native Panama dating back to 2014. Last summer, he caught some buzz when he bagged a goal in the Copa America Centenario against Chile, the eventual champions of the tournament.
Let’s end today’s proceedings with the player in his own words, as relayed to NYCFC.com:
“I know I’ll work hard to give the best I can to be at the level I know I can be at.
“Being here will be a motivation for me to give my all and to play with great players like there are on the team.
“I describe myself as a very responsible and respectful player who gives his all on the field and also during training and all the games.
“I would like to learn a lot and I know that I will. I feel good being a part of this club and I will work really hard.
“This will be a very important part of my experience and my career.”
Welcome to the Five Boroughs, Miguel!