D.C. United added promising Argentine attacking midfielder Lucas Rodriguez on an initial loan with an choice to purchase on Monday.
Though he is simply 21, Rodriguez has already made 90 first-team appearances for Estudiantes in Argentina, scording eight objectives with 5 assists.
Rodriguez was additionally a key determine in Argentina’s under-20 nationwide crew, beginning on the U-20 World Cup and the South American Championship in 2017.
He’ll be a part of Luciano Acosta and Wayne Rooney to create a formidable assault for D.C. United subsequent season.
“We’re excited to add a participant of Lucas’ pedigree and expertise to our roster forward of the 2019 season,” United common supervisor Dave Kasper mentioned in an announcement. “At 21, he has been a constant starter on the prime degree of Argentine soccer over the past three seasons and has each Copa Liberatadores and U-20 World Cup expertise with Argentina.
“Lucas can play any of the attacking positions centrally and in huge areas, and has all of the qualities to achieve Main League Soccer. We’re trying ahead to welcoming Lucas to the crew and having him signify the Black-and-Purple.”
D.C. despatched $50,000 of common allocation cash to Atlanta United in alternate for Rodriguez’s discovery rights.