Orlando City coach Óscar Pareja confirms interest in Argentine striker Germán Cano


Speaking with Colombian news outlet TeleMedellin, Orlando City coach Óscar Pareja confirmed the team’s interest in Argentine striker Germán Ezequiel Cano.

“With Cano, we’re waiting at the moment,” said Pareja in Spanish. “As a fan of Medellin, I never want him to leave the club, but if he does leave, we’ll see where he goes.”

“A player who’s a goalscorer, and we want to have him in [Orlando],” added Pareja. “Now, we’re waiting for everything we want, which is sometimes everything you need with this type of signing.”

Watch the Pareja interview here

Cano, 31, was the top scorer this past 2019 Liga Aguila season, scoring 34 goals for Independiente Medellín.

The Argentine striker has also been linked with Brazilian side Vasco da Gama.

The new Orlando City coach also spoke on Andrés Perea, who recently signed with the Lions earlier this month on a one-season loan with an option from Atletico Nacional.

“With Andrés, it was something the club already had in mind before I arrived,” said Pareja. “But I was extremely happy because I know Andrés. We had arranged a project involving him at [Club Tijuana] where I was previously. So I arrived at Orlando and was told the club were in the process of signing him.”

Pareja is currently back home in his native Medellin, Colombia for the holidays, but it seems like he might be doing some scouting while he’s in South America.

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