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Report: MLS team placed late bid for Las Palmas striker Araujo

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The Major League Soccer¬†Primary Transfer Window came and went with a bang, but a late move that didn’t come to fruition has many wondering what could have been.

It’s not a sexy name like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but a sizable bid for Argentine forward Sergio Araujo was been reported by MLSSoccer.com on Thursday, as well as other outlets.

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The Las Palmas goalscorer — currently on loan at AEK Athens in Greece — is believed to have commanded a $4 million bid from an unknown MLS side, per the report, however the Spanish side rejected the offer.

It was originally suggested that the LA Galaxy were the team that placed a bid for the player, however, with the Western Conference side having three Designated Players on the books it would be very difficult to find a way to acquire such a player.

Araujo came up through the Boca Juniors academy before signing professionally with the Argentine giants in 2009.

Since that time, the 26-year-old has spent time in Spain with Barcelona B and Las Palmas, as well as in Argentina with Tigre.

This season, Araujo has scored 13 goals and added five assists for AEK, who has qualified for the UEFA Champions League ahead of the 2018/19 season.