After weeks of speculation, the New England Revolution have officially acquired Gustavo Bou.
Bou, 29, has spent 12 years playing in Argentina, Mexico, and Ecuador. He most recently played for Tijuana, where he collected 21 goals and 14 assists in 55 appearances. Bou leaves his old club having amassed seven goals and two assists in his last six appearances.
“Gustavo is a versatile, creative forward with a proven history of success who will bring a high level of experience and leadership to the roster,” Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. “We have followed him for a number of years and have confidence he will be an integral part of our success this year and moving forward. We look forward to welcoming him to New England.”
According to journalist Ives Galarcep, the Revs sent Tijuana between $6-7 million to purchase Bou. The striker will serve as a Designated Player for his new club.
Bou has been an attacking threat everywhere he’s played, as made evident by the 120 combined goals and assists he had while with River Plate and Racing Club. The veteran is capable of playing anywhere along the front line.
Bou, who is the first acquisition of the Bruce Arena Era, will officially be added to the roster upon receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).