A YEAR after being deprived of the chance to become a Pilgrim because of the club’s administration, Andres Gurrieri is close to signing for the Greens.Argyle manager Carl Fletcher is keen to make the 23-year-old midfielder the Greens’ first ever South American signing.
“We’re looking to bring him in,” confirmed Fletch, “so we’ll see how that goes.
“Hopefully, we can get something signed and sealed. We’d like to keep him here.”
Andres has played in the Pilgrims’ last two pre-season games, at Weston-super-Mare and Tiverton, and will be part of the Argyle squad that takes on Birmingham city at Home Park on Saturday.
He last played at the Theatre of Greens last season for Burton, who he joined after having played a full part in Argyle’s pre-season preparations under Peter Reid 12 months ago.
Fletch was non-committal on whether Andres will be joined at any point in the future by Welsh firefighter Rhys Griffiths.
The 32-year-old prolific League of Wales striker played for Argyle at Truro two weeks ago, scoring the goal in the Pilgrims’ 1-0 victory.
“There’s no news at the minute,” said Fletch.
“There are a few little bits and bobs that we need our attention. There’s no ‘yes’ or ‘no’ at the minute, and once a decision happens, either way, we will tell everyone.”