Telefutura and Univision reported that Cuahutemoc Blanco might be a target of the Houston Dynamo.
Don’t believe the hype, do you really think MLS will pay 20-25 million dollars over five years for Blanco who is currently 34 years old? As much as many would like to see more star quality follow David Beckham there won’t be silly money thrown about.
Lots of inquiries have come from agents representing players overseas including the likes of Jay-Jay Okocha (The Nigerian community in Houston would love to see him here) asking for ridiculous amounts.
Yes Oliver Luck met with Blanco and his representation when he was in town way back when. Call it fact finding.
Luck says the Dynamo have no interest in Blanco, the Chicago Fire is another story and do have legitimate interest yet the money mentioned by networks are mind blowing.
Of course MLS will not pay that kind of money and be careful not to believe the hype.
This doesn’t mean a few bigger name players may not end up in the league and it doesn’t meant that Houston will not have a Mexican player one day. What it means is that David Beckham’s signing has brought alot of agents out of the woodwork who have limited understanding of the reality of MLS.
DC United’s signing of Luciano Emilio looks to be due to the benefit of hard work and due diligence. More signing of players like this who can attract a diverse fan base is needed.
Teams will use the designated player in different ways, look for a number of teams spending between 500,000 to 750,000 to try to attract a summer transfer that could take them over the top to win an MLS Cup.
If for one would love to see him in the league but if I were a coach I would have to think very hard about if I would want him on my team.
It would be a roll of the dice with the unpredictable nature of Blanco.