Report: Union send Jamiro Monteiro to San Jose for $450k in general allocation money
After rumblings of his departure for the past few months, MLS reporter Tom Bogert reported the Philadelphia Union have traded Jamiro Monteiro to the San Jose Earthquakes for general allocation money.
The Earthquakes seem to have received Monteiro for a very fair deal considering he was the most expensive addition for Union’s until the signing of Mikael Uhre.
The Union have sold Monteiro for around $450k of general allocation money with half tied up in performance incentives. The Union acquired him for just under two million dollars in January of 2020 from FC Metz. He spent the 2019 season on loan with the Union before being bought.
Monteiro signed a designated player contract through the 2022 season with an option for 2023. In 2021, he was the highest-paid player on the Union’s roster with $1,476,250 of guaranteed money.
Monteiro was a key piece to the midfield
Montiero has undoubtedly been one of the best players on the Union’s roster in the past few years. He’s a pivotal piece to their lineup as a very skilled midfielder. In three seasons with the Union, Monteiro recorded 21 assists and netted nine goals. In addition, he was a part of the squad that won the first-ever trophy in club history, winning the Supporters Shield in 2020.
The Union have certainly made some money this offseason. Last month, the Union sold striker Kacper Przyblko to the Chicago Fire for $1,150,000.
We are only two weeks away from the regular season’s start, and the Union seem to be making the final changes to their roster. It will be a new-look lineup with the loss of Przyblko and now Monteiro. However, the homegrowns led by Paxten Aaronson will be set to make a significant impact this season as the team looks to make another deep playoff run.
Mandatory Credit: Shivant Krishnan