Forge FC Sells David Monsalve To Club Xelaju MC
Less than a week after Forge FC Goalkeeper David Monsalve stated that there was strong interest from Guatemala, the Hamilton-based club has now sold him to Club Xelaju MC for an undisclosed amount.
The 31-year-old Canadian goalkeeper had become Forge FC’s first brand new signing of the prolonged offseason, but was removed from the side’s online roster list a few days ago ahead of this announcement. The club has retained Triston Henry from the inaugural season roster, with Sigma FC youngster Baj Maan coming in to replace Monsalve.
We want to thank David for his time at our club and wish him all the best in Guatemala with Xelaju.Costa Smyrniotis, Forge FC Director of Football
The six-foot-two goalkeeper had played in Guatemala previously, appearing regularly for Liga Nacional side CD Suchitepequez in 2016. The North York-born goalkeeper had spent the previous two years with the Ottawa Fury, making four USL appearances over the last two seasons.
Monsalve has played in a variety of countries throughout his career, with the goalkeeper having played professionally in Canada, Finland, Colombia, Sweden, and Guatemala. He becomes the second player that Forge FC has received a transfer fee for after CPL MVP Tristan Borges made an offseason move to Belgium.
This week we also confirmed that versatile midfielder Giuliano Frano had also departed from the roster of the reigning champions, which means that the side now only has 18 players on the books – though it is expected to sign former Toronto FC striker Molham Babouli in the near future.
The club has reinforced its roster with the new additions of Paolo Sabak and Maxim Tissot, with the reigning champions retaining much of the team from the 2019 season.
With the 2020 Canadian Premier League season due to kick off in two weeks time, fans should expect to hear about a replacement goalkeeper signing in the very near future.