The Philadelphia Union are finalizing the acquisition of US youth international midfielder Leon Flach from FC St. Pauli, a supply confirmed to MLSsoccer.com. German outlet Bild first reported the information. Philadelphia will pay a €250,000 switch price, which converts into practically $300,000.
The membership declined to remark.
Flach, 20, has represented the United States on the U-20 level after beforehand that includes for Germany’s youth set-up. A twin national, the Texas-born midfielder will not require an international slot.
Make certain you do not miss Leon Flach’s goal from this weekend. pic.twitter.com/XJvfStEdUO
— Travis Clark (@travismclark) January 4, 2021
A flexible player, Flach is adept at each defensive midfield and a box-to-box position, making him a very good match for the Union’s most well-liked 4-4-2 tight diamond formation. He may play left back. Flach made 9 appearances with St. Pauli within the German second tier.
Flach can be the membership’s second senior acquisition of the winter, following Scottish center back Stuart Findlay from Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock FC. Findlay remains to be awaiting journey to the United States to join his new teammates, as the worldwide pandemic has difficult international journey and the visa course of.
Heading into the 2021 MLS season, Philadelphia are the reigning Supporters’ Defend winners. They’re additionally getting into the Concacaf Champions League for the primary time, drawn against Costa Rican side Saprissa within the Round of 16.