We recently spoke with Daniel Prat, writer for The National in Venezuela, and he has told MLS Transfers a few updates on Ronald Vargas to New York.
First thing, New York has had contact with Anderlecht this week about Vargas. It seems that both parties are interested in the deal.
Daniel reported that Anderlecht wanted 3 million euros for Vargas but New York swiftly declined that offer. Negotiations are ongoing and more news is expected sometime tomorrow.
Daniel also tells us that Vargas' sister does not live in New Jersey, but his father-in-law has a house in New Jersey that they visited "three of four times" over the last year. Family is still very important to him and has a factor in where he wants to play.
Keep checking into this space as we will have updates fast and furious over the next few days.
(UPDATE) 1/22/14 2:31 pm
@Sporting_AND (twitter), has told MLS Transfers that Vargas is making 900,000 euros at Anderlecht, equivalent to $1.21 million dollars.