Matias Pellegrini, the young Argentinian attacker linked heavily with Inter Miami, is one step closer to becoming the club's first-ever signing.
Pellegrini's current club, Estudiantes, have released a statement saying the player has passed a medical with Inter Miami and returned to training with Estudiantes. He would stay in Argentina until the winter, linking up with Miami ahead of preseason in January.
The deal will reportedly approach $10 million, according to El Dia.
Pellegrini is 19 years old and made his debut for Estudiantes in August of 2018. He's since appeared 18 times for the club in the league and Copa Libertadores. He's scored 4 goals, including last Saturday in a domestic cup match.— Chris Wittyngham (@ChrisWittyngham) July 23, 2019
Here are his league goals pic.twitter.com/AIXrVi0ylN
The 19-year-old has three goals and an assist over 15 appearances in league play this season, with the majority of his appearances coming at left wing. Pellegrini has been called up by the U-17 and U-20 Argentina national teams. In 2017, Pellegrini competed in the Generation adidas Cup with Estudiantes.
A report from The Miami Herald last week quoted sporting director Paul McDonough saying the club were "in contract negotiations with up to six or seven players."