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USMNT winger Konrad de la Fuente joins Marseille from Barcelona in $3.5 million switch

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U.S. males’s nationwide staff winger Konrad de la Fuente has joined Marseille from Barcelona in a $3.5 million switch, signing a four-year contract with the Ligue 1 membership.

The 19-year-old starred for Barcelona B final season however performed solely three matches with Barca’s senior staff.

“FC Barcelona and Olympique de Marseille have reached an settlement for the switch of Konrad de la Fuente for €3 million,” a Barcelona assertion learn. “Barca will obtain a proportion of the participant’s future sale.”

Marseille additionally confirmed the transfer: “Proper-footed, Konrad can play on the suitable or left wing as properly, which makes him a very versatile participant. [He is a] dribbler, technical and quick; this native Floridian has all of the qualities required to outsmart his opponents.”

Konrad’s profession path

Born in Florida, Konrad moved to Spain and joined Barcelona at age 10. The winger then proceeded to maneuver by way of the ranks at La Masia, changing into one of many membership’s high younger prospects. 

Though he has twin Spanish-American citizenship, Konrad opted to play for the U.S. at worldwide stage and has represented the nation at varied youth ranges.

In November 2020, the winger made his first senior look for USMNT when he began a pleasant towards Wales. 

Together with his contract at Barca set to run out subsequent summer season, {the teenager} opted for a everlasting transfer to France the place he’ll search extra common senior membership minutes.

Fellow USMNT ahead Timothy Weah additionally performs in France’s Ligue 1, serving to Lille win the league title in the newest season. Different notable U.S. nationwide teamers to chop their enamel in France embrace Jordan Siebatcheu (Rennes), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Charlie Davies (Sochaux) and present LA Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney (Bastia).

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