Real Salt Lake announced today a transfer with storied Colombian club Millonarios FC for 20-year-old winger Carlos Andrés Gómez.
Gomez will be joining RSL on a 5-year deal lasting until the end of 2027, with a player option to extend into 2028. The transfer is the largest in RSL history to date, rumored to be between $3-4 million, with potential bonuses to be paid. Gómez will join as part of the MLS U22 Initiative, and will occupy an international player slot for the team.
Having played an impressive 4,001 minutes of competitive soccer over the last season in Colombia, he tallied 13 goals and 6 assists across all competitions. While listed and often deployed as a right winger, he is also well practiced at playing on the left wing as an inverted winger, giving more options and versatility to the wide attacking group for the upcoming season.
From a club-issued release, RSL general manager Elliot Fall:
“This is an exciting day for our Club as we bolster a strong returning core with a dynamic attacking addition in Carlos Andres Gómez ... Andres is a player that quickly rose to the top of our target list over the last several months and we are very pleased to be able to finalize his acquisition. His athleticism and creativity will be a welcome addition to our stable of attacking players. We look forward to getting him to the Wasatch Front shortly and integrating him to our group as we pursue hardware across multiple fronts in 2023.”