MLS: most expensive sales of North American teams to other clubs | Other Soccer Leagues
Jhon Jader Durán will give the quality leap that every Colombian player expects, when he goes abroad. Formed in the Envigado quarry, he will become part of Aston Villa of the Premier League, in the middle of a secret negotiation, which was confirmed this Monday.
The attacker had been acquired last year by the Chicago Fire, the amount of his transfer was in the 2.5 million dollars. Now, the Colombian will once again pack his bags and go straight to what for many is considered the best in the world.
MLS has grown exorbitantly in recent years, considering that some time ago it was considered a low-level one, where veteran soccer players went to retire. The progress of the contest in the United States, accompanied by solid support from entities and the financial side, have given way to this type of business.
And it is that the transfer of Durán became one of the most favorable for the MLS, leaving a total of 18 million dollars, which would reach 22, taking into account the agreement between the two parties.
The Colombian is in second place for the best MLS sales to other leagues, in third place, taking into account the variables that would give the Chicago Fire more money. The ladder is commanded by Miguel Almiron, who was sold from Atlanta United to Newcastle for a figure close to 26 million dollars. He is followed by Alphonso Davies, for 22 million from the Vancouver Whitecaps.
The other two transfers were Ricardo Pepi, from Dallas to Augsburg for $20 million and Gonzálo ‘Pity’ Martínez from Atlanta United to Al Nassr for $18 million.
Most expensive outbound transfers in MLS history:
1. Miguel Almiron, ATL to Newcastle, $26m 🇵🇾
T-2. Alphonso Davies, VAN to Bayern, $22m 🇨🇦
T-2. Jhon Duran, CHI to Aston Villa*, up to $22m 🇨🇴
4. Ricardo Pepi, DAL to Augsburg, $20m 🇺🇸
5. Pity Martinez, ATL to Al-Nassr, $18m 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/PS1pWKoW26
—Tom Bogert (@tombogert) January 16, 2023