Despite the fact that we are still a few months off from the winter transfer window’s opening, New York City FC has already received it’s first rumor. According to AS — a Peruvian news source — NYCFC has been linked to Alianza Lima forward Kevin Quevedo, and will arrive “as soon as the transfer market opens.”
Quevedo — who is only 21 — primarily lines up as a right winger according to his Transfermarkt profile, though he is also capable of playing at the center forward position. Since joining Alianza Lima in 2017, the Peruvian attacker has made 51 appearances, netting 7 goals in the process.
Here’s his highlight tape. In it, Quevedo’s 1-v-1 dribbling, poaching, and playmaking abilities are on display.
This news comes a month after NYCFC manager Domé Torrent hinted to the New York Post that he would need new wingers if he were to fully institute his own play style and philosophy. Though both Torrent and former manager Patrick Vieira have histories of utilizing some variation of the 4-3-3 — as do virtually all of CFG-owned clubs — the former Pep Guardiola assistant might not rate our current batch of wingers as highly as Vieira did.