Well here we go folks. The first signing of the offseason goes in the direction of a defensive midfielder. FC Dallas announced Monday that they have signed French midfielder Peter Luccin.
The defensive midfielder had been training with the club last month. He has played with some of the bigger clubs in France and in Spain including Atlético Madrid, Bordeaux, Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain.
"Peter came in at the end of the season to be seen by the FC Dallas coaching staff," said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. "We were in the final two weeks of training, so he was being measured against a group of players who were very fit. He really impressed us. He can cover a lot of space in central midfield and he seldom loses the ball. His resume is quite outstanding, having played quite a few years in the first divisions in France and Spain. He is going to be a very good addition to our team."
At 33-years old, Luccin appears to be a decent signing though there are some flags that some will be quick to point out. He hasn't played in a professional game since April of 2012 after he had a falling out with his former club FC Lausanne-Sport in the Swiss league. Before that he hadn't played a whole lot since 2009. Basically he's played seven games in the last four years.
The club is quick to point out the big stops that he has made in his career but if the price is right on Luccin this could be a deal that works out in the end.
It certainly isn't the "wow" signing that most of you would have hoped for but this is all apart of the plan that Technical Director Fernando Clavijo has been set out to accomplish this month. Clavijo is hoping to lock down next year's roster as much as he possibly can within the next couple of weeks so hang on, this won't be the last signing.