TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Report
As MLSsoccer.com's Tom Bogert wrote early last week, the Houston Dynamo had planned to bring in at least one new attacker during the MLS Secondary Transfer Window after transferring Alberth Elis to Boavista in Portugal.
They perhaps have found that player. According to a report from Hernan Laurino, a journalist based in Argentina's second-largest city of Cordoba, forward Mateo Bajamich will be leaving Argentine second division club Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba for the Dynamo.
Solo falta la oficialización.— Hernán Laurino (@cholito82) September 29, 2020
Mateo Bajamich deja #Instituto y jugará en #HoustonDynamo de la #MLS.
Cuatro años de contrato.
El equipo de Texas mejoró la forma de pago y hubo acuerdo.
Todo listo. pic.twitter.com/DvgR5E3Pky
The 21-year-old Bajamich is a relatively unknown commodity but he enjoyed a productive 2019-20 season, scoring nine goals in 29 matches. He was also reportedly a major target for English side Sunderland, although it appears Houston have won the race for his signature.
Bajamich doesn't appear to be the kind of signing that would require Designated Player- or Allocation Money-level spending, but he fits Houston's clear desire to have a range of options going forward, both in quantity and quality of players.
Elis left Houston after three-and-a-half seasons with the Dynamo, having scored 34 goals and contributed 27 assists in 88 MLS appearances.