A report out of Peru claims that D.C. United has made a offer for the services of winger Andy Polo, who plays at Universitario de Deportes in Peru, on loan from Millonarios in Columbia. The report says that the Millonarios board received the offer and believes it is a good one, with any remaining decision to be made by Polo.
Polo turns 22 at the end of September and plays predominantly on the right side of midfield, with experience on the left as well as up front and as an attacking central midfielder. Known as La Joya (a nickname of current United player Luciano Acosta), Polo wants to play in the Copa Sudamerica (according to Peruvian reporter Gustavo Peralta Coel), but D.C.'s offer is apparently very generous and would provide Polo a chance for starting team minutes.
It remains to be seen what that offer is, but by comparison the article says that Millonarios has asked for $300,000 from Universitario for a full transfer. Unlike United's situation with Acosta - a loan with a purchase option - this would full transfer according to Peralta Coel. Peralta Coel went on to tell us that D.C. were impressed by Polo during the Copa America and that negotiations have occurred since the tournament's end.
Polo played in all four games (starting 2) for Peru as they won Group B and were eliminated by Colombia in a penalty kick shootout. He has played in six games for Peru, in all 2016, scoring one goal in a pre-Copa friendly against El Salvador.
Assuming this news is correct and a move is close to happening, this would put a couple of current D.C. players on the hot seat. Rob Vincent has appeared in eight games (starting two), while Miguel Aguilar has appeared in one game since April 2 due to various injuries. With Aguilar holding an international roster spot and the recent acquisition of winger Lloyd Sam, the University of San Francisco product may be expendable. However, United does not have to trade or release an international player to make room for Polo, as the Black-and-Red have one open roster spot for non-domestic players.
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