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Fernando Aristeguieta seems to confirm loan extension: "Yes I'm staying."

In an interview with the Philly Soccer Page, Venezuelan striker Fernando Aristeguieta seems to confirm that he will be sticking with the Philadelphia Union.

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In the post-game interview with the Philly Soccer Page, Fernando Aristeguieta was asked point-blank "Are you staying around?" His response was as calm and matter-of-fact as could be. "Yes I'm staying."

Aristeguieta's loan is (was?) due to expire soon, it being only a six-month deal with his Ligue 1 club FC Nantes. It's unclear whether or not the Union were able to purchase him outright (unlikely given the financial situation of the club) or simply extend the loan.

Aristeguieta has been injured for the majority of his tenure here in Major League Soccer, having played in just eleven of the Union's nineteen MLS matches, scoring just three goals on fourteen shots on goal while committing fifteen fouls. He has also missed both US Open Cup matches for the club. He is a Young Designated Player for the Union, meaning he comes in as a $200,000 hit against the Union's overall budget.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Aristeguieta has been susceptible to injury while with MLS - not a good sign for a league known for being physically punishing. Perhaps the bad luck is behind him and he'll get healthy and be that game-changer the Union was hoping for when they signed him.