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Valentin Castellanos" header puts NYCFC ahead in the MLS Cup (0:46)Valentin Castellanos scores from a set-piece header to lớn give New York City FC a 1-0 lead vs. the Timbers in the MLS Cup. (0:46)

Brazilian Serie A side Palmeiras has made an offer of around $12.5 million for Thành Phố New York City FC striker Valentin "Taty" Castellanos, sources have told phonghopamway.com.vn.

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The offer was made in the days following the NYCFC"s MLS Cup final victory over the Portlvà Timbers, a match in which Castellanos scored in regulation time as well as in the penalty shootout, but the sources have sầu added that the amount doesn"t yet meet the Blues" valuation for the player -- NYCFC are seeking in excess of $15m.

In 35 league & playoff appearances this season, Castellanos scored 22 goals và added eight assists while winning the Golden Boot. In parts of four seasons with NYCFC, he scored 40 goals with 18 assists in 99 league & playoff appearances.

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In a recent interview with phonghopamway.com.vn, the 23-year-old revealed that he dreams of playing in Argentimãng cầu, but made it clear that he is focused on a move sầu lớn Europe, where he said he already has offers.

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"Obviously, it"s a desire I have sầu, because I"ve sầu never played in Argentina," he said via a translation. "But I don"t think the time is right now. I want lớn ayên ổn for European football. It"s reality, it"s my dream, I always wanted lớn there. That"s my focus. Today I have many offers from Europe."

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola recently praised Castellanos và said that the top scorer will soon be playing in Europe. Like Man City, New York City FC is part of the City Football Group.

Taty Castellanos won Major League Soccer"s Golden Boot in 2021, scoring 22 goals on the way to lớn lifting the MLS Cup.Kyle Ross-USA TODAY SportsThis isn"t the first time that Palmeiras has pursued the Argentine. Last May, Palmeiras made an offer of $4m for 70% of the economic rights of the player. However, the American club, which at first had liked the proposal, withdrew from negotiations. NYCFC subsequently signed Castellanos khổng lồ a new five-year contract through 2025. According to data from the MLS Players Association, Castellanos" guaranteed compensation in 2021 was $776,000.

A native sầu of Mendoza, Argentimãng cầu, Castellanos originally joined NYCFC on loan in 2018 from Uruguayan side Montevideo clip City Torque, another City Football Group club. The Blues activated an option khổng lồ purchase Castellanos after a successful loan stint which included a goal in his debut against Vancouver Whitecaps.