FC Cincinnati has finalized striker Brenner from Sao Paulo, the club that is brazilian.
Sources told ESPN that the deal is worth around $13 million plus an additional $2m if incentives are met. If the payout that is final reach $15m that could connect the last record signing in Major League Soccer, whenever Ezequiel Barco relocated from Argentina’s Independiente to Atlanta in 2018 for the comparable quantity.
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Sao Paulo stated on its site that the charge had been an archive settlement for a new player going from south usa to united states and included the club would retain 20% for the players’ liberties within the deal. FC Cincinnati have actually yet to formally announce the move.
The Cincinnati Enquirer and also the Queen City Press had been the first to ever report the main points of Brenner’s transfer.
Brenner, 21, may likely be categorized as a Designated that is young Player meaning his cap hit will be substantially lower than it would be for a regular Designated Player, though MLS has yet to formalize the roster rules for the 2021 season.
Brenner scored 22 goals in 44 matches for Sao Paulo this season and his performances had alerted the attention of clubs across Europe, with Ajax among those interested on the that is forward
The Eredivisie club instead landed Sebastien Haller from English Premier League club western Ham United — though that has been maybe not without its problems, whilst the club that is dutch an administration error and left Haller off its roster for the Europa League by mistake.
That FC Cincinnati has managed to land Brenner amid competition from Europe’s major soccer clubs is something of a coup for sporting director Gerard Nijkamp and manager Jaap Stam.
Brenner’s move to MLS comes at a time that is good Sao Paulo’s monetary limits under brand new mentor Julio Casares.
Preseason trained in MLS is planned for Feb. 22, aided by the league’s opening fits slated for 3.(*)ESPN Brasil’s Gustavo Faldon contributed to this report.(* april)