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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS and European Transfer Review

Union sign a new centerback, Nashville SC offers more money for stadium and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Norwegian center back signing made official by Philadelphia Union
Glesnes was acquired from Stromsgodset in Norway using targeted allocation money ($300k of 2020 TAM was acquired in the Auston Trusty trade) and signed to a two-year contract with club options for a third and fourth season.

MLS News

Brazilian João Paulo joins Sounders as a DP
Reports out of Brazil suggested the Sounders will pay a $1.25 million loan fee now and then have the option to make the transfer permanent by making an equivalent payment at the end of the year.

Official: Wil Trapp to be traded to Inter Miami
Miami will send $100,000 in General Allocation Money for the 2020 season and an international spot for 2020 to Columbus for Trapp. That money could increase to $300,000 in 2021 if certain performance criteria are met and contract triggers are hit.

Inter Miami CF signs Lewis Morgan from Celtic FC
Morgan made his first appearance for Celtic in the early stages of the UEFA Champions League in 2018, which came against Alashkert Yerevan. He made 31 appearances for Celtic, including seven in the Champions League and eight in UEFA Europa League.

Official: Tito Villalba completes transfer to Club Libertad
The sale creates a void in attacking talent in a team that already has at least one glaring hole on the roster. With the departure of Julian Gressel last week, the team would be losing both of its standout right-sided players within days of each other.

Report: Atlanta United in “advanced negotiations” with Brazilian midfielder Matheus Rossetto
Rossetto, who made his debut with Athletico-PR’s senior side in 2015 against Nacional, has plenty of professional experience under his belt, with 84 appearances across all competitions since 2015. He’s played in big games, too, as Athletico-PR won Copa Sudamericana in 2018 and Copa do Brasil in 2019.

Nashville SC offered to pay $54M more for soccer stadium but says Mayor John Cooper kept stalling
Ingram, who leads the team’s ownership group, laid out offers the team has made to move the stadium forward in Nashville. Those include $19 million for infrastructure work related to the stadium and taking on all debt payments for the now $335 million stadium, including $35 million the city was on the hook for if ticket and sales tax revenue falls short.

Rest of the World News

Transfer window grades: Tracking every big signing from Europe’s top clubs
The European transfer window has closed, let’s see how every big transfer was graded by ESPN.