Reports out of Peru indicate FC Dallas is chasing Argentine forward German Alemanno to be their starting forward in 2012. Alemanno, 28 years old, bounced around Argentine football with stops at Rosario Central, Quilmes and Platense before finding his home with 2010 Peruvian champions Universidad San Martin.
Alemanno, somewhat of a late bloomer, broke out in 2010 to his best season as a professional scoring 18 goals in 36 games en route to a league championship while scoring twice in the subsequent group stage of the 2011 Copa Libertadores.
According to the report from Peruvian outlet Depor, San Martin would like to bring back Alemanno who has become quite the fan favorite, but FC Dallas has offered a contract to Alemanno that is stronger than what the Peruvians can offer and includes bonuses for goals and wins.
The report makes sense and I'll tell you why after the jump...plus the youtube highlights!
Any time you see an Argentine linked to MLS, Dario Sala likely has his hands in it so this one probably has some legs. Alemanno has played with former MLS Argentines Pablo Vitti and Carlos Marinelli at San Martin so he will not be without advice on the move and at 28 years old, he is the exact type of dynamic forward Dallas is looking to bring in.
The question now becomes whether San Martin will up their offer and if Dallas can lure "Avatar" from Peru to Dallas. I like the look of this guy and love the passion that Argentine forwards bring.
german alemanno compacto parte 1 (via leandrodanielpulenta)
There are many videos you can find yourself on Youtube, but this is the best one I found with the least annoying music(Don't miss the goalazo at 7:00)