Inter Miami signs defender Tomás Avilés from Racing Club as David Beckham’s team adds another Argentinian to join Lionel Messi
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- The center-back Tomás Avilés hopes to strengthen the team’s defense
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David Beckham’s Inter Miami have continued their busy summer on the transfer market, signing 19-year-old Argentine defender Tomás Avilés from Racing Club.
Following the arrivals of Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and fellow prospects Facundo Farias and Diego Gomez, Avilés is Miami’s sixth addition in a truly transformative window.
The centre-back, who only made his professional debut in February 2022, will join the MLS squad as an Under-22 initiative player for an international roster spot, the team said.
His contract will run through the 2026 MLS season, with options for the 2027 and 2028 seasons as well.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me and I can’t wait to represent Inter Miami,” Aviles said in a statement. team press release.
Tomás Avilés is the latest addition to David Beckham’s Inter Miami this summer
Avilés debuted with Racing Club last year and then played in the Copa Libertadores.
Lionel Messi will look to give Miami a third straight Leagues Cup win on Wednesday
“I will give everything for this club and I will do what I can to help us meet our goals.”
The defender, who started two games for Argentina at this year’s Under-20 World Cup, will join an Inter Miami side on the rise since Messi’s arrival.
The club won its first two games with the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, beating Cruz Azul and Atlanta United to advance to the League Cup round of 32.
However, Miami will still face an uphill battle to reach the MLS postseason.
The Herons have a league-worst 18 points in 22 games, leaving them within 12 points of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with just 12 games remaining.
Miami’s next game in MLS isn’t until August 20 against Charlotte, following the conclusion of the Leagues Cup.
Messi’s team will face Orlando City tonight in the knockout tournament.