Inter Miami CF made a pair of transactions Thursday morning with its future in mind.
The first move was the acquisition of center back Andres Reyes, a member of Colombia’s U-23 setup who will be at Miami on-loan from Atletico National in Colombia.
“Andrés is a sturdy defensive presence with a lot of potential,” sporting director Paul McDonough said in a club statement. “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 back-line.”
The second was the purchase of 19-year-old Jairo Quinteros from the academy of Spanish La Liga side Valencia. In a subsequent move, Inter Miami loaned Quinteros to Club Bolivar in Bolivia, a club where one of Inter Miami’s owners — Marcelo Claure — is the president.
“Jairo is a talented defender who has represented his country at several youth stages, and we look forward to continue his development with one of Bolivia’s best clubs,” McDonough said. “This is a great example of our global ownership working together to acquire quality players.”
Reyes will occupy an international spot on Inter Miami’s roster. The club has four remaining to fill if it chooses.
A 20-year-old centerback, Reyes appeared in seven games with Atletico National in 2019, scoring once. He appeared in 11 games for the club in 2018. On the international stage, Reyes has played in 14 contests with the Colombian youth national teams.
Quinteros will be tasked with gaining first-team reps with Club Bolivar, which is participating in the 2020 Copa Libertadores, before joining the Inter Miami first team. Quinteros is a native of Bolivia and has appeared in six matches with the country’s youth national teams.