Philadelphia Union Acquire Midfielder Joaquín Torres

January 26, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union announced today that they have acquired midfielder Joaquín Torres from CF Montreal in exchange for $250,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money (GAM) and $250,000 in 2024 GAM. As part of the agreement, CF Montreal could receive up to an additional $300,000 in conditional GAM if certain performance conditions are met. The 25-year-old Argentine will be added to the Union's active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa and will occupy an international roster slot.

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"Joaquín offers a new dimension to our attack with his ball progression skills and aggressive, forward-moving mindset," said Philadelphia Union Sporting Director, Ernst Tanner. "He excels at creating opportunities as well as finishing, and his dynamic, proactive movements are exactly what we were looking to add to our attack."

Torres signed on loan with CF Montreal for the 2021 season before joining on a permanent transfer from Argentinian club, Newell's Old Boys, ahead of their 2022 campaign. In his two seasons with Montreal, Torres made 55 appearances (37 starts), registering seven goals and 12 assists in that time. His 45 key passes were the third-most of any Montreal player over the past two seasons, as was his 25 shots on target over the same time span. Prior to joining CF Montreal, he was loaned out to Greek Super League side Volos in 2019, scoring four goals in 24 appearances. Torres made his MLS debut with CF Montreal on May 8, 2021 against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union acquire midfielder Joaquín Torres in exchange for $250,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money (GAM) and $250,000 in 2024 GAM and up to $300,000 in conditional GAM should certain performance metrics be met, on January 26, 2023.

Name: Joaquín Torres

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5'5"

Weight: 148 lb.

Born: January 28, 1997

Birthplace: Neuquén, Argentina

Hometown: Neuquén, Argentina

Citizenship: Argentina

Acquired:Philadelphia Union acquire midfielder Joaquín Torres on January 26, 2023

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