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Who is rumored Chicago Fire target Gaston Gimenez?

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The signing looks to be very close to complete

Boca Jrs. v Velez - Copa de la Superliga 2019
Gaston Gimenez for Velez Sarsfield
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The Chicago Fire appear to be close to landing their second designated player signing of the off-season.

Argentine reporter Agustin Sileo says a deal is imminent that would bring midfielder Gaston Gimenez to Chicago.

So who is Gimenez?

  • He’s 28, and plays a defensive midfielder for Velez Sarsfield in Argentina’s top division. Prior to Velez, he played for several other clubs in Argentina.
  • He’s an Argentina international, or at least he has been. Gimenez has exactly one cap for his national team, a November 2018 win over Mexico.
  • Transfermarkt has Gimenez valued at $5.13 million. He’s a 75 on FIFA 20.

The Sileo report also says Gimenez will wait and make the move to the Fire in March after finishing the Superliga with Velez. Defensive midfield was a big concern for Fire fans after Dax McCarty left for Nashville, so if this deal comes together, Gimenez will clearly be stepping in with a big job to do.