Julian Carranza - Banfield - reported Inter Miami target


Inter Miami have reportedly agreed to a multi-million dollar transfer for 19-year-old Argentine forward Julian Carranza.

Prominent Argentine outlet TyC Sports reported Friday that the incoming MLS expansion team had reached a deal with Superliga Argentina outfit Banfield for the forward. According to the report, Carranza will cost Miami $6 million, as well as 10% of any future sale.

With Inter Miami set to begin play in 2020, Carranza would remain with Banfield for the remainder of 2019 before making the move north.

Carranza, who turned 19 in May, is in his second season as a professional with El Taladro after coming through their academy system. He has eight goals and an assist across 1,871 minutes (all competitions) and was an Argentina U-17 international.

The youngster's possible move to MLS follows a recent trend of big-money transfers to the league from Argentina, both in the form of established stars such as Atlanta's Pity Martinez and teenage prospects such as the Five Stripes' Ezequiel Barco or Columbus' Milton Valenzuela.

Inter Miami will join Nashville SC as the 25th and 26th teams in MLS next year and are owned by a group including ex-LA Galaxy and England legend David Beckham, Marcelo Claure, Masayoshi Son and brothers Jorge and Jose Mas.