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Inter Miami sign Argentine midfielder Facundo Farías from Colón | MLSSoccer.com

Inter Miami sign Argentine midfielder Facundo Farías from Colón | MLSSoccer.com


Inter Miami CF remain busy in the summer transfer market, announcing Saturday they have signed attacking midfielder Facundo Farías from Argentine top-flight side Colón.

Farías, 20, is under contract through the 2026 MLS season with options for 2027-28. He is the club’s second U22 Initiative signing in recent weeks, after they previously acquired rising Paraguayan international midfielder Diego Gómez from Club Libertad.

While at Colón, Farías recorded 16 goals and nine assists in 95 games across all competitions.

“Facundo is a player with a lot of promise and we’re excited to bring him to Inter Miami. We believe he will be able to realize his potential here and bolster our options in a number of positions,” Chris Henderson, Miami’s chief soccer officer and sporting director, said in a release.

Summer swings

Farías joins an Inter Miami squad that’s grabbed global headlines all summer after acquiring forward Lionel Messi, midfielder Sergio Busquets and defender Jordi Alba on free moves – creating an ex-FC Barcelona reunion in South Florida. They’re all playing under renowned manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino for a club whose ownership group includes David Beckham, creating a true star-led project.

Farías, who can play winger or as an attacking midfielder, will get the chance to link up with Messi, his fellow countryman who last December carried La Albiceleste to a 2022 FIFA World Cup title in Qatar.

“I’m very pleased to make this move,” said Farías. “Inter Miami is a big club with incredible ambition and I am excited to be a part of the project alongside great players, coaches and staff.”

Roster fit

For MLS roster rules context: Since Messi and Busquets count as senior DPs and striker Leonardo Campana is a Young DP, Miami could explore using three U22 Initiative slots (maximum) this summer. All MLS clubs are afforded at least one U22 Initiative slot, a salary cap-friendly mechanism designed to help acquire top young talent from around the world.

As Farías arrives, Miami are preparing for a Leagues Cup knockout match (Round of 32) on Aug. 2, powered by Messi recording 3g/1a in two matches since his debut. The Herons also await a US Open Cup semifinal on Aug. 23 at FC Cincinnati, and are hopeful this roster revamp can power a surge into the Eastern Conference’s Audi MLS Cup Playoffs field.

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