If you thought you’d heard the last of the Antonio Nocerino rumours about his proposed transfer to Orlando City SC, you’d be wrong with the Washington Post reporting today that a deal is still possible.
With this being part III of the Nocerino trilogy as featured on Orlando City UK, we first read that the Lions were planning on securing his discovery rights ahead of reading later on that MLS were stepping in on a potential deal due to D.C. United owning an exclusive agreement with the AC Milan star.
Well, the Washington Post’s Steven Goff wrote today that in tandem with D.C. agreeing a deal for Argentine midfielder Luciano Acosta, the Major League Soccer franchise are now reportedly ready to begin talks about trading Nocerino’s rights to Orlando City SC.
In a long drawn out transfer saga that has in all honesty bored Lions supporters at times, it does look as if the Italian midfielder could ever so steadily be inching his way towards a Citrus Bowl switch.
Here’s Nocerino scoring against his current side AC Milan for Parma in February last year (Video Credit: FootballGoals|Highlights|HD)
As the story goes, City made an offer for Nocerino during the phase whereby D.C. United possessed exclusive rights over the midfielder but with a tampering claim never materialising from D.C. United’s end, it appears the player will now sign for the club willing to spend the most on him.
And right now, that looks like being Adrian Heath‘s Orlando City SC with Marcelo Sarvas and now Acosta’s arrivals at RFK Stadium surely putting a further midfield swoop for Nocerino in the ‘less likely’ category for Ben Olsen’s side.
All of that said, given this story has twisted and turned more times than a fully fit Kevin Molino in full flow, we’re not taking anything for granted just yet!
Get set for parts four and five of the trilogy to arrive in the near future!