Too many options? Orlando City SC keen on offensive versatility in 2021 trophy race
Pareja added that Nani, now 34, was “even better physically” after proving that the former Portugal international remains a game changer. And there is the presence of the attacking midfielder Mauricio Pereyra, their n ° 10 who pulls the strings and occupies a place of designated player alongside Nani.
They collectively form one of the deepest attacking groups in the league, though Dike’s overseas experience becomes permanent. Unless an “extraordinary” financial event occurs, Lions expect the short-term loan to come to a specific conclusion.
“[Dike] has that experience to go abroad and have a good experience knowing that our league is also very strong right now, ”said Pareja. “But sometimes other clubs, other competitions, the natural business of the game, it could be something done. But for now, we’re waiting to finalize the loan at the end of the season, in May, and bring it back. “
From the start, Orlando has kept their expectations very high in 2021. Under Pareja, the Lions made their first playoff appearance a season ago and advanced to the MLS is Back tournament final, making progress significant after five seasons without a playoff on their MLS. entered in 2015.