Sebastian Grazzini – The Fire’s Next Superstar?

Following the departure of Gaston Puerari to Club Atlas in Mexico, rumors have been rife of who the Chicago Fire will sign with their newly vacated international spot on the roster. The Fire also still have room for a designated player after Nery Castillo and Freddie Ljungberg left the club last season. The name most often linked with the potential designated player spot for the Fire has been Sebastian Grazzini. The Argentine currently plies his trade for Argentine Primera Division club All Boys but has been heavily linked with a move to Major League Soccer.

Leading Argentine newspaper outlet El Argentino stated that “On the other hand, (All Boys Technical Director) begins to define the first steps and future squad ahead of the 2011/12 season. In this context, Sebastian Grazzini has one foot outside the club and will continue his career in Major League Soccer in the United States.”

No contact between the Chicago Fire and All Boys has been reported yet, but a deal could still be struck between the two clubs in the next couple of weeks. If that’s the case, now is as good of a time as any to learn a thing or two about Grazzini. For starters, he’s a technically gifted player and still possesses a great deal of speed. A competent passer of the ball, Grazzini’s best talent is his dribbling but he also has an eye for goal and has scored some stunning goals throughout his career. The All Boys midfielder has a tendency to switch clubs on a regular basis having played for no less than nine clubs in the last eight years, meaning the Fire shouldn’t really expect a long-term deal if Grazzini does make the move to the windy city. That said, he’d be a perfect addition to a Fire team severely lacking a playmaker.

Bio

 Nationality: Argentine

Age: 30

Height: 5 ft 11 ½ in.

Position: Central Attacking Midfielder

Year – Team – Apps – Goals

2003 Sevilla Atlético 0 (0)

2003–2004 Virton 9 (0)

2004 Central Córdoba 12 (1)

2005 Unión de Sunchales 14 (1)

2006 Italchaco 15 (6)

2007–2008 Sestrese 45 (22)

2008 Newell’s Old Boys 9 (1)

2009–2010 Racing Club 34 (5)

2010– All Boys 22 (5)

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  4. He is a fine playmaker and could certainly have an impact on the Fire, but I would hardly call him a superstar.
    And by the way, just for correctness’ sake, El Argentino is not one of the main newspapers in Argentina at all – in fact it is handed out for free in public transportation and I wouldn’t be surprised if some Argentines didn’t even know it.

    • I may have been stretching things by calling him a ‘superstar’. But I do think he could have that type of effect on the Fire. In my mind he’s one of the missing pieces to the puzzle. The Fire’s midfield has severely lacked a playmaker and hopefully he can fill that role.

      Thanks for the info on El Argentino. I wasn’t aware of that, I appreciate you pointing it out. Any thoughts on Grazzini now that the deal has gone through?

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