MIAMI, Fla.(February 13, 2020) —
Centre-back Andrés Reyes has been loaned by Club Atlético Nacional on a year-long term to Inter Miami CF, the club announced today. Reyes has been a member of the Colombian U-23 national team. Miami will have an option to purchase the player as part of the loan agreement.
The 20-year-old defender will join the Club once he receives a P-1 Visa from USCIS and the club receives his International Transfer Certificate (“ITC”).
Reyes will occupy an international roster slot in the Club’s inaugural squad. Inter Miami currently has four international roster slots remaining, as Julián Carranza, Matías Pellegrini as well as Jay Chapman recently obtained permanent resident alien status (“U.S. Green Cards”). Nicolás Figal, Christian Makoun and Lewis Morgan occupy the other international roster slots. Each team in MLS begins with eight international player slots.
“Andrés is a sturdy defensive presence with a lot of potential,” said Sporting Director Paul McDonough. “We continue adding a few more quality pieces to our roster during the final stretch of preseason, and believe in Andres we have a solid, quick and precise defender in the backline.”
Reyes became a member of the Medellin club’s senior squad in 2018 and made 19 appearances for Los Verdolagas. The team captured the 2018 Copa Colombia title and were second in the 2018 Apertura.
The centre-back has also represented Colombia on a youth level, making 11 appearances for the U-20 side and two appearances for the U-23 side. Reyes was a leader of Colombia’s U-20s’ backline and started in seven of their nine matches at the 2019 U-20 South American Championship, where the Cafeteros only conceded three goals and qualified for the 2019 U-20 World Cup. Reyes went on to appear in four of the team’s five 2019 U-20 World Cup matches.
As a member of Colombia’s U-23 team, he appeared in two international friendlies, playing in matches against Argentina in September 2019 and Japan in November 2019. Most recently, Reyes was a member of the Colombia U-23 team that reached the semifinals of the CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic tournament in January and February 2020.