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Club America Linked To Venezuelan International Defender Oswaldo Vizcarrondo

Oswaldo Vizcarrondo, Venezuelan international defender, while playing for his national team in a CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying match against Colombia.
Oswaldo Vizcarrondo, Venezuelan international defender, while playing for his national team in a CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying match against Colombia.

While 'Hobbit' Christian Bermudez was a great signing for Club America, everyone is well aware of what they actually need. With 'Rolfi' Daniel Montenegro and a number of forwards and wingers already in the team, the struggling Club America did not need more going forward. Where they need help, and badly, is in defense. All along the back line and arguably in the center of midfield as well, America is lacking defensive talent. Apparently, they're trying to do something to address that problem. Enter Oswaldo Vizcarrondo.

Vizcarrondo is a Venezuelan international central defender, currently playing for Olimpia in Argentina. He's first choice for his country, even with the switch of Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta to Venezuela. He's a large defender at 6'3", and he's even better in the air than his height simply suggests. He's an absolute monster both attacking and defending set pieces, and it's no accident that he has seven goals for his country as a central defender.

Both Record and Medio Tiempo had stories up yesterday speculating about the move, with the former featuring quotes from America director of football Ricardo Pelaez, admitting that he is interested in Vizcarrondo. If America bring in the Venezuelan, they would have to sell one of the foreign players currently on their roster to meet roster rule requirements.