The New York Red Bulls issued a statement today in response to a report from an El Salvador newspaper regarding the status of Alfredo Pacheco.
“The Red Bulls organization has followed all of the transfer rules for securing the rights to Mr. Pacheco from his former team CD FAS,” said Red Bull New York Sporting Director Jeff Agoos. “We have a fully executed loan agreement dated March 1, 2009, signed by CD FAS president Jose Reynaldo Valle and stamped with the CD FAS official seal securing the rights to Mr. Pacheco to play for the Red Bulls. The contract states that CD FAS will receive the transfer payment from MLS within 15 days of receipt of the ITC (international transfer certificate). However, as of today, we have still not received the ITC.”
The amount of the transfer payment is not at issue and the team is ready to fulfill the deal. However the ITC hasn’t been received which would trigger the payment to the club.