TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Extension
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have signed wingback/forward Cristian Dájome to a contract extension through 2024 with a club option for 2025, the club announced Wednesday.
The 28-year-old Colombian has led Whitecaps FC in goal contributions (16 goals, 11 assists) since joining in 2020 from Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle. That includes a career-best season in 2021 with 12 goals and six assists; he also led Whitecaps FC in shots (56), duels won (216, sixth in MLS) and touches (1,530) that year.
”Since arriving at the club, Cristian has proven to be an impact player in various positions and has taken on a larger mentorship role in the locker room, especially with our younger South American players,” sporting director Axel Schuster said in a release. “Cristian was in the final year of his contract and we are now excited to confirm he will be with us for a number of years. We look forward to seeing him continue his growth as a leader in our group on and off the pitch.”
Dájome has recorded one goal and one assist in his five starts during the 2022 campaign, where the Vancouver Whitecaps currently sit 13th in the Western Conference standings with a 1W-4L-1D record.
Before his arrival in Vancouver, the versatile playmaker won the Copa Sudamericana at Independiente del Valle. Beforehand, he spent the entirety of his career in his native Colombia with Bogotá FC.