Nantes reveals USMNT’s Alejandro Bedoya set to join Union
After three years in France, U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Alejandro Bedoya is making a move to the United States.
Reports first surfaced on Monday linking Bedoya with a move to Major League Soccer, however, his club side, FC Nantes, has now confirmed the 29-year-old’s move to America. Bedoya will join the Philadelphia Union once the club acquires the no. 1 allocation spot from the Chicago Fire.
There are no official terms for Bedoya’s move to MLS, but the club’s confirmation shows a deal is in the works. According to ESPN FC, Nantes will receive $1 million as Bedoya’s transfer fee, while the U.S. midfielder will make $1 million annually.
Additionally, the Fire are expected to receive general and target allocation money, a first-round draft pick, discovery rights for a future player and the Union’s allocation position in exchange for Bedoya.
The USMNT player netted 19 goals while in Ligue 1 with Nantes, making over 100 appearances across all competitions with the team. Bedoya has also been a regular with the USMNT over recent years, including making five starts for Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad at this summer’s Copa America Centenario, where the U.S. finished in fourth place.