Inter Miami has announced the departure of the player with whom Lionel Messi made an unforgettable gesture in his happiest moment in MLS

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“Thank you, DeAndre Yedlin”. With that brief gratitude, Inter Miami greeted this Monday through social networks one of his references and former team captain, who also received an unforgettable gesture from Lionel Messi, when the first title in the history of the Florida team is celebrated. The right back was transferred to FC Cincinnatiwhere he will have other Argentine colleagues like Luciano Acosta (formerly Boca and Estudiantes) e Luca Orellano (formerly Velez).

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The official statement from the Miami club however surprised this Monday, but contains a valid argument reduce salary expenses and increase general allocation funds.

The sports director, Chris Hendersonspoke about it: “DeAndre has been a leader for us, on and off the pitch, and we are very grateful to him for everything he has done for Inter Miami. I have known him since my youth days at the Seattle Sounders and I am proud of do it” I’ve known him and seen him succeed here.

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“This move gives us flexibility to continue building our squad. Our ambitions remain high and we will look to use the space generated by this move to improve our squad, as we aim to compete for titles,” he concluded.

Inter Miami announces the departure of DeAndre Yedlin, former captain of the Pink Herons.  / Account X:@InterMiamiCFInter Miami announces the departure of DeAndre Yedlin, former captain of the Pink Herons. / Account X:@InterMiamiCF

Getting rid of the experienced 30-year-old player means a gain of for Las Garzas $172,000 appropriation. Furthermore, the suspension of payment of the player’s contract (last season he had a guaranteed salary of $873,750) gives the possibility of strengthening the club’s financial coffers.

Although in the last season, due to all the reinforcements that arrived, Yedlin was relegated from the starting lineup, he earned a place in the club’s history for winning the 2023 Leagues Cup, the only title that Inter Miami has in noticeboard. In total, he played 82 games be captain in many of them.


Precisely in that consecration, Yedlin was the protagonist of an unforgettable gesture by Lionel Messi, who placed the captain’s ribbon on him and invited him to lift the trophy together.

DeAndre Yedlin joins the list of players who left for the current season as: Josef Martínez, free to Montreal Impact; Gregore sold to Botafogo for 2,500,000 euros; Kamal Miller to Portland Timbers for 570,000 euros; Dixon Arroyo released to Barcelona from Guayaquil; and Nicolás Stefanelli now a player for Fehervar of Hungary.

Source: Clarin

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