NYCFC striker Taty Castellanos addresses transfer links and Golden Boot defense

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the 23-year-old Argentine is ready to compete in Europe. The 2021 MLS Cup champions reportedly put a $15 million price tag on the reigning Golden Boot presented by the winner to Audi. Links to teams like River Plate in Argentina and Palmeiras in Brazil have come to light in the press.

But Castellanos has remained in MLS, possibly reconsidering a move abroad this summer. If it’s not quite a transfer saga, it just borders on that designation.

So what does the man himself think? Castellanos didn’t reveal much ahead of Saturday’s home opener against CF Montreal (1 p.m. ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in the US, DAZN in Canada), balancing his career progression with his role in head coach Ronny Deila’s team.

“As you all heard, there were definitely some rumors in January,” Castellanos said through an interpreter. “I was on a few teams’ radar. It didn’t materialize so now I’m here and really focused on the season, looking forward to the goals and what lies ahead here. We have the Concacaf Champions League, we have the MLS Cup, or just the MLS league, I’m really happy to be here and to be with my teammates and whatever happens, [it] will happen in the future. »

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