Alessandro Nesta and Miami FC are in need of a shake-up, and the club has reportedly found one in the form of one of the league’s most valued leaders.
Northern Pitch reported Thursday that the Jacksonville Armada have sold midfielder Richie Ryan to Miami FC for a fee of $750k transfer fee. According to Empire of Soccer, the former Armada and Ottawa Fury FC captain will see his salary triple with his new club to roughly 20-25k per month.
When added together, the deal is worth somewhere in the seven figure range, a reported record for the NASL.
The addition of Ryan brings a legitimate midfield leader to Miami FC. The NASL veteran was a key member of Fury FC’s run to the NASL final last season and was brought to the Armada to bring veteran leadership to the second-year side.
For its part, Miami FC is in need of change. The expansion club currently sits dead last in the NASL with just two points through six games.
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