The New England Revolution is set to add a new dimension to its attack by signing Argentine striker Gustavo Bou.
Bou, 29, is in final negotiations to join the Revolution from Mexico’s Tijuana, two sources told Pro Soccer USA.
Mexican media has said the deal is for four years and worth upwards of $10 million, though one of the sources told Pro Soccer USA the figure could be subject to change based on how the Revolution structure the final years of Bou’s contract.
A New England Revolution spokesperson did not reply to a request for comment.
The move – which may become the largest investment in a single player in Revolution history – is expected to be finalized this week, as Major League Soccer’s secondary transfer window opened Tuesday.
New England might not be done splashing cash. A separate source told Pro Soccer USA the club will sporadically be bringing players in for trials this summer, as it did last month with Daylon Claasen.
The team is also interested in former Barcelona and Roma central defender Thomas Vermaelen. Shandong Luneng Taishan (China) and Al Arabi (Qatar) are also reportedly interested in signing Vermaelen.
News the Revolution were interested in both Bou and Vermaelen came on July 3. Revolution supporters got excited on social media Saturday when Bou revealed on his Twitter account he was in Foxborough for a Rolling Stones concert, suggesting that his arrival was imminent.
Bou started his career with River Plate in 2008. He has also played for Racing Club, LDU Quito, and Tijuana and has recorded 10 goals and five assists in his last 16 games.