TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Loan
LAFC have sent winger Brian Rodriguez on loan to Spanish club UD Almeria, the club announced Monday just after the closing of the European transfer window. The deal could become permanent if certain performance thresholds are met.
Rodriguez, 20, already has nine caps with the Uruguayan national team. With LAFC he had two goals and seven assists in 26 appearances after joining during the summer of 2019.
“Brian is joining Almería as they make a strong push for promotion to Spain’s top division,” LAFC Co-President & GM John Thorrington said in a club statement. “Since his arrival in 2019, Brian has been a focal point of our attack and a huge reason for our success. This move gives him a great opportunity to play important games at the highest levels of European football.”
The move opens a Designated Player spot for LAFC. Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi occupy the other two.
Almeria currently sit tied for second in the Spanish second tier, making them a favorite to achieve promotion to La Liga.