By Cesar Trelles – 10/9/14
He’s signing! He’s not signing. He’s signing! Oh wait not yet, but next year.
Thus have been the emotions of New York Cosmos fans throughout most of 2014 as they follow the pursuit of Raul over the internet. Today it seems like the chase has take a turn into the home stretch. Reknown Spanish football newspaper Marca, today published a report saying that Raul is ready to sign with the Cosmos. It describes how Raul has not only visited the Cosmos but has also trained under Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese. The article also reveals that he is looking to play for a season as has been rumored, but that his ultimate intentions are to return to Real Madrid to ultimately career on his soccer career as a coach there.
Ultimately this move for the Cosmos is huge. While he may only be a player for the club short term, it shows that players still find appeal in the name and legacy that the Cosmos name brings. As for fans, while that allure might have worn off in the past season, sometimes all it takes is one player like Raul to bring them all back.
You can find the full English version of the article by clicking here.
Earlier this week, Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese did indicate that he was involved with a meeting that could change the future of the Cosmos. Could this have been the meeting that he was alluding to? Cosmos country will await the finale to the great Raul chase!