23-year-old attacking Costa Rican midfielder Ulises Segura has “concrete interest from D.C. United and New York City in MLS” according to his representative Jose Luis Rodriguez, who spoke to Columbia Deportiva radio.
Rodriguez went on to say that at the moment the player’s first choice is a move to Europe before adding that there were three “large teams in Mexico” who were interested in Segura, but refused to name them, citing a secrecy clause.
According to Rodriguez, the interested teams need to meet the pre-established amount that Saprissa has set in order to acquire his services. Segura signed a three year contract extension in 2016 with Saprissa so any MLS side interested in his services will indeed have to meet Saprissa’s valuation of the Costa Rican international.
Segura was previously named by agent Kurt Morsink as one of 12 Saprissa players that MLS teams had inquired about bringing to the United States in 2016. Morsink has helped facilitate the loans and transfers of several Costa Rican players to MLS since becoming an agent.
NYCFC currently have one open international roster spot available to them.