Valour FC Re-Signs Dylan Carreiro and Diego Gutierrez
Valour FC has officially re-signed two domestic midfielders for the 2020 Canadian Premier League season, exercising club options with both Dylan Carriero and Diego Gutierrez.
With Louis Beland-Goyette having departed for Halifax, Valour FC fans will be glad to hear that the midfield signings are starting to trickle in – especially given that both Michael Petrasso and Marco Bustos have been at the forefront of intra-league transfer talks.
24-year-old midfielder Dylan Carreiro was selected second over all in the first-ever CPL-U SPORTS Draft, with the former York Lions midfielder clocking in some 1,155 minutes of action in his first professional season. He made history as the first Manitoban to score for Valour FC, finishing the season with two goals and two assists to his name.
The re-signing of Canadian-Chilean player Diego Gutierrez comes on the same day that his brother, Cristian, has signed for MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps. The 22-year-old midfielder registered 1,695 minutes for the Winnipeg-based side in the first year of Canadian Premier League action, finding himself taking on roles as an attacker, centre-midfielder, and even a right-back as Rob Gale’s side struggled with injuries in the club’s inaugural campaign.
Rob Gale stated that he expects at least half of the inaugural Valour FC squad to return for the 2020 season, with the gaffer having already re-signed defenders Yohan Le Bourhis and Raphael Garcia. The Winnipeg-based side has also brought in three brand-new players in Solomon Kojo Antwi, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, and Daryl Fordyce, the latter of which could be deployed almost anywhere on the pitch.
Rob Gale has stated that more brand new signings with international experience – some with Canada, some with other countries – have already been made, but are yet to be announced.
Given that today’s duo were re-signed with club options, it is expected that they are on one year contracts. Valour FC did not reveal the fiscal compensation for its two latest signings.
Source: Canadian Premier League