FC Dallas confirmed on Friday the transfer of Andrés Ricaurte from Deportivo Independiente Medellín. The transfer was confirmed by DIM and the player himself three days ago.
Los Toros signed the Colombian midfielder on loan from DIM using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). Ricaurte will occupy an international slot and will be added to the roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa.
FCD has an option to exercise a permanent transfer on Ricaurte’s contract in December 2021 following the duration of the loan.
Ricaurte spent two years with DIM, playing 98 games with 12 goals and 23 assists. Ricaurte has also played for fellow Colombian sides Rionegro Águilas, CD Atlético Huila, and Leones FC.
While he’s often described as an attacking midfielder and wears the number 10 jersey, the video clips show a deep-lying playmaker or linking-8.
Full Name: Andrés Ricaurte Vélez
Pronunciation: ahn-dres ri-kaoor-te veh-lehz
Position: Attacking Midfielder
DOB: Oct. 3, 1991 (28)
Hometown: Medellín, Colombia
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Weight: 154 lbs.