As we told you first, and confirmed this morning by The Miami Herald, Matias Pellegrini is the first major signing for Inter Miami. He will stay on loan with his current club Estudiantes until the season begins in January.
Soon to be announced by the club in the coming hours, the Agreement between Inter Miami / Estudiantes for Matias Pellegrini is taking form. There is no more doubts that the promising winger will join Inter for around $10 million. According to a very serious media source; Miami Herald, Estudiantes has accepted the offer from Inter Miami CF, and the wonderkid will join his new club in January, just in time for the next MLS season.
The club announced the transfer through its official Twitter account that Pellegrini was in Miami on July 23, and passed the traditional medical tests with success. Beckham is following his desire to set a South American tone to his team. They chose to implement it with a promising prospect.
Pellegrini has worn the Albiceste jersey with the U17 and U20 national teams. At 19, he already scored 3 goals in only 15 games of Argentina’s Superliga. No doubts that he will play more until December, and arrive ready and fully prepared for the 2020 MLS season.
Is it a good deal financialy?
19 year old Argentinian players with League experience are very expensive gems. The transfer should close between $10 to $12 million, which may seem like a lot, but it’s actually not. Explanation: If the player signs for 5 years, he will be only 22 in 3 years. With a few seasons as a starter, a potential key player in a club that will get a tremendous amount of worldwide spotlight, and with the price inflation witnessed in the last years, Beckham could be sitting on a $30 million plus flip, if not more.
Even if the player doesn’t become a future starter of Argentina’s national team, his age and position will make him easy to resell above the original investment. This is an important part of Beckham’s business model, and an essential argument to sign young and promising players in the future.
We will be monitoring Matias Pellegrini’s performances during the next 6 months, and we certainly can’t wait to see him wearing Inter Miami’s jersey, and maybe, start writing our legend…