HOW ACQUIRED: Signed using Targeted Allocation Money on Oct. 10, 2019, for the 2020 and 2021 seasons with club options for 2022 and 2023.
Medran is a talented midfielder who has played at a number of levels in La Liga. Coming through the ranks at Real Madrid, where he played in the Champions League, Medran has also played for Getafe, Valencia, Alaves and Rayo Vallecano. His combination of skill and winning attitude should help bolster the Fire in 2021 and beyond.
INTERNATIONAL: Medrán earned three caps for Spain’s U-19 side – featuring in European qualifying matches against Greece and Croatia. He also earned one cap for Spain’s U-21 side, featuring in a friendly match against Belgium.
OUTSIDE MLS: After progressing through Real Madrid’s youth system, Medrán signed with the club’s first team ahead of the 2014-15 campaign and spent that season playing alongside the likes of Ballon d’Or winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modrić. In his first season with the club, he made six appearances as Real Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. The following season, Medrán was loaned to Getafe and made 20 La Liga appearances (16 starts), before signing a four-year contract with Valencia ahead of the 2016-17 campaign. In his first season with Valencia, Medrán appeared in 20 games for the club, including 16 in league play and four in the Copa del Rey. In his second year with Valencia, Medrán spent the 2017-18 campaign on loan with Deportivo Alavés, where he appeared 21 times across all competitions.