The Philadelphia Union bolstered their midfield ranks with the loan signing of 25-year-old Jamiro Monteiro from FC Metz in France.
The deal for Monteiro is a four-month loan, but there are options to extend the loan for the rest of the 2019 Major League Soccer season and to buy the player at the end of that extension. Targeted Allocation Money was used in the transaction, per the Union’s club release.
“We have had our eye on Jamiro for some time and we are pleased to complete this deal to bring him to Philadelphia,” Union Sporting Director Ernst Tanner said. “He is a relentless box-to-box midfielder who we believe fits well into our tactical parameters for a central midfielder. We look forward to integrating him into the squad as quickly as possible with the young season just underway.”
Monteiro, who has five international appearances for Cape Verde, has spent time with Cambuur and Heracles Almelo in the Eredivisie before he went to Metz.
In his first season with Metz after transferring from Heracles, Monteiro’s only made three league appearances in Ligue 2.