Real Salt Lake announce signing of Argentine forward Sebastian Jaime
Real Salt Lake have been looking to bolster their attacking corps, and now they have their man.
The club announced on Friday they have signed forward Sebastian Jaime, pending receipt of his P-1 visa. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Jaime, 27, spent the last four seasons with Chilean side Unión Española, scoring 39 goals in 124 appearances. The news comes following reports earlier in the week linking RSL to the Argentine striker.
“When we lost Alvaro Saborio for a long period of time we knew we had to consider all our attacking options,” said RSL general manager Garth Lagerwey in a statement. “We had scouted Sebastian Jaime going back to 2012 and decided now was the right time to bring him in.
"We are excited to add a versatile player like Jaime who can comfortably play in either forward role in our system. Jaime has completed preseason in Chile and played 90 minutes in each of Unión Española’s first three league games so we expect him to be able to contribute immediately."
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Jaime began his professional career with Argentine club Defensores de Cambaceres in 2008, where he spent one year before joining second division team Argentinos Juniors. The 27-year-old spent two seasons with the prominent Buenos Aires club spanning 2009-10, before making his way to Chile.