Inter Miami completes signing of midfielder Federico Redondo

Argentina's Federico Redondo, front, kicks the ball past Nigeria's Samson Lawal during a FIFA U-20 World Cup round of 16 soccer match at the Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, Argentina, Wednesday, May 31, 2023. (AP)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Inter Miami completed the signing of midfielder Federico Redondo to a four-year contract on Friday, with a club option for the 2028 season as well.

Redondo — the son of Fernando Redondo, who played for Real Madrid, AC Milan and Argentina’s national team — is signing as a U22 Initiative player and as a season-ending injury replacement for Facundo Farias. Inter Miami lost Farias to a torn ACL in a pre-season match last month.

“We’re pleased to bring an exciting young midfielder like Federico to Inter Miami,” team sporting director and chief soccer officer Chris Henderson said. “He’s a very promising player who is sharp with the ball at his feet, and shows awareness out of possession. We believe in his potential, but also feel he will immediately be a strong addition to our squad as we look to build on our successes in 2024.”

The 21-year-old Redondo comes to Inter Miami from Argentinos Juniors. He has represented Argentina at the under-20 and under-23 levels, and now gets to play with Argentina captain Lionel Messi.

“I’m very happy to join a club that is growing so much,” Redondo said. “It’s a great opportunity to share the pitch with top players.”

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