CF Montreal Trade Joaquin Torres To Union For GAM
On Thursday morning it was made official that Joaquin Torres, who had spent the last two years in Montreal, was traded to the Philadelphia Union for GAM money.
The deal, as confirmed via a press release from CF Montreal, reveals that the club will receive up to $800,000 for the Argentine with $250,000 being paid this year, next year, and a conditional $300,000 GAM incentive based on his performance.
This was a move that was rumoured for the last little while. Olivier Renard thanked Torres for the past two seasons with the team: “I would like to thank Joaquín for his contribution during the last two seasons with us in Montreal,” said the Vice-President and Chief Sporting Officer.
Torres was loaned to CF Montreal from the Argentinian club Newell’s Old Boys in February 2021 and signed a deal with Montreal in the same year and, during his time in Quebec, scored seven goals and added 12 assists in 55 games.
He was in the starting 11 in 37 of those games and played a total of 3,201 minutes and according to a source flew to Florida to join the Union who are having their training camp in the Sunshine state.
CF Montreal will wrap up training at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday before also heading down south to finish camp and play four preseason games.
From February 5-17 they will be training in Fort Lauderdale at the Florida Blue Training Center and their first game is scheduled on the 8th against Florida International University (NCAA).
On the 11th they will face the Houston Dynamo and four days later will face Inter Miami before playing their final preseason game against the Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL Championship) on February 18th.
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