There are exciting times ahead for Orlando City Soccer Club as international man of mystery Phil Rawlins and charismatic moneyman Flavio da Silva have indicated over the weekend. The twosome were photographed at Camp Nou taking in the Barcelona-Real Sociedad match and the day apparently was not reserved to spectating as sources within the Catalan club have told the ILF, under the condition of anonymity, that business was absolutely being conducted and it will shake the soccer world to its core.
Nike starlet and Ballon d'Or frontrunner Neymar is likely to take the next step in his career and make the move to the U.S. in order to increase his marketability and worldwide brand, and it's said that he has his eyes set on Orlando due to the rapid growth and visibility of the sport throughout central Florida. It has also been provided to us by our chief Argentine correspondent, that Neymar is also keen on avoiding the significant taxes levied against the salaries in Spain, a financial move any true barra brava could appreciate.
The story doesn't end there however, as Neymar is said to be a wantaway add-on to a deal for defender Martín Montoya, a fullback currently on loan with Inter Milan. The interest in the young fullback was reportedly generated as Flavio, upon being educated about Barça's players, overheard the young man's name and repeatedly recited to himself "My name is Martín Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die."
The Brazilian entrepreneur is said to be a huge fan of the 1980s cinema classic "The Princess Bride," and will see fit to do whatever it takes to have the young Spaniard in the Orlando City purple shirt and realize his inspired marketing campaign even if it means poaching one of the world's best. More details to follow as we get them.