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Aaron Herrera is Montreal-bound, says Bogert

A $500,000 allocation money move appears imminent

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The rumors had been slowly circling around this move in one way or another for the better part of two months, and it looks like they’re stabilizing now. Aaron Herrera is reportedly out from Real Salt Lake, bound for Montreal Impact on a large allocation money deal.

Herrera, who has spent the last five seasons at RSL after signing a homegrown deal following three years at University of New Mexico, is reportedly moving for a first-round draft pick, $500,000 in general allocation money and an international roster spot for an unspecified length of time, according to a report from writer Tom Bogert, who has broken loads of MLS news of late.

Herrera, 25, signed a new deal with Real Salt Lake in June, which was reported to extend until potentially 2026. That puts an interesting exclamation point on this move.

Official word has yet to surface here, of course. We’ll report that if and when it emerges.

This leaves RSL with just three full backs registered: Andrew Brody, Tate Schmitt and Bryan Oviedo.

Personally, I think this move only makes a modicum of sense if a new signing at full back emerges. Herrera has been a steady figure for RSL, playing in 132 matches over his tenure, scoring one goal, and notching 19 assists, including a staggering 11 from right back in 2021.