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January 11, 2017
NYC FC brings in Panama international Camargo on loan

By Michael Lewis Editor

LOS ANGELES -- One day after loaning out one player, New York City FC took one in itself.

City Wednesday announced the signing of Panamanian international midfielder Miguel Camargo on a one-year loan deal from Chorrillo Futbol Club in his native country with an option to buy.

NYC FC loaned out defender Jefferson Mena to Barcelona of Ecuador Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Camargo can play any of the three midfield positions. His acquisition is pending his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate.

"I’m very happy and satisfied to be part of this club," he said. “I know I’ll work hard to give the best I can to be at the level I know I can be at.

“Being here will be a motivation for me to give my all and to play with great players like there are on the team. I describe myself as a very responsible and respectful player who gives his all on the field and also during training and all the games.

“I would like to learn a lot and I know that I will. I feel good being a part of this club and I will work really hard. This will be a very important part of my experience and my career.”

Camargo became the third post-season acquisition by City, joining forward Sean Okoli and goalkeeper Sean Johnson.

“We’re really happy to have added Miguel to the squad ahead of the 2017 season," City head coach Patrick Vieira said. “We believe we’re bringing in a player with the ability to compete for a first-team spot and with the desire and hunger to succeed in a new league.

“Miguel brings a versatility and tactical intelligence which will give us a number of options in his area of the field going into next season. I’m looking forward to working with him in the new year on our training camp.”

Camarago, capped 12 times by Panama, made his international debut at 20 and participated in Copa America Centenario last summer.

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