According to multiple reports in Panama, Miguel Camargo is set to join New York City FC on a loan from Panamanian side Chorillo FC in 2017. According to those same reports, NYCFC will announce the loan in the coming days.
Twenty three year old Camargo is primarily an attacking midfielder, who has played on the wing in the past. The Panamanian midfielder features for the national team, having recently started and scored a goal in Panama’s Copa America game against Chile in the United States.
Miguel Camargo played the 2015-2016 season on loan with Mineros de Guyana, a Venezuelan first division team. Mineros did not exercise their option to buy him at the end of the loan period and his rights returned to Chorillo FC.
Camargo started 27 matches with 5 substitute appearances for Mineros in all competitions last season, tallying 12 goals and 1 assist. He suffered a left knee injury on September 18th and has missed all 5 matches since then. He has recently begun to rehabilitate his knee and was seen training earlier this week.
Currently NYCFC have one vacant international roster spot which Camargo would be able to occupy for the season.
NYCFC analyst Glenn Crooks confirmed the team’s interest in Camargo and added that they were also interested in fellow Panamanian Harold Cummings.
— Glenn Crooks (@GlennCrooks) December 30, 2016
Harold Cummings is a 24 year old center back who is currently available on a free transfer from Costa Rican club Liga Deportiva Alajuelense. According to El Siglo, Cummings can be signed in the coming days as he has an offer, but they do not specify which team has made an offer.