By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Inter Miami CF has signed Matías Pellegrini and Julián Carranza on Friday. These are the first two players signed in franchise history.
Both players are 19-years-old. The team will begin play during the 2020 season.
Pellegrini will not join the team until January 1st, 2020 after he leaves Estudiantes (Estudiantes de La Plata). Carranza will be joining the team from Banfield.
“It’s important for us that we found young, exciting attacking players that are on the upside of their career and have the potential to be really good players in this league,” said Inter Miami CF Sporting Director Paul McDonough. “We will continue to build and add quality players that are the right fit for our Club. We started with youth, but we know it’s also important to have veteran players who come from both overseas and within the league to balance out the roster over time.
“Both Julián and Matías showed us they really wanted to take the next step of their careers with Inter Miami CF. We liked that Pellegrini can play inside and out wide, has very good aerobic capacity and can cover a lot of ground, while Julián is a very grounded player with an impressive work rate. He’s the player that strives to score goals and is very good in the box.”
Inter Miami CF will be one of two teams that are planning on joining MLS in 2020. The other team is Nashville SC in Nashville, Tennessee.
Austin FC is expected to join the team for the 2021 season.
In the coming months, Inter Miami CF will make additional roster transactions as they prepare for their inaugural season in MLS.