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Vancouver Whitecaps to use Camilo cash on creative midfielder - Lenarduzzi

Vancouver Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi suggests the club will use the money made from the sale of Camilo Sanvezzo to buy a playmaker.

Brazilian striker Camilo joined Mexican club Queretaro FC for around $2.2million last week and Lenarduzzi admits the club is now looking for some creativity in the centre of the pitch with the funds made from the transfer.

"It will be a significant enough amount of money to ensure that we will be able to restock," Lenarduzzi told The Province.

"We may decide not to invest in another striker, but perhaps in that creative midfielder that we feel we're lacking.

"We have some guys that, ironically enough, are probably pretty excited that Camilo's not coming back. It's going to provide opportunities for guys like Darren (Mattocks). Omar Salgado's looked great."

In three season with the Whitecaps, 25-year old Camilo scored 39 goals in 92 MLS outings including 22 in 2013 to win the MLS Golden Boot award.

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