Vancouver Whitecaps sign Colombian youth international Deiber Caicedo

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing

The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired winger Deiber Caicedo from Deportivo Cali, the membership introduced Monday. They acquired his discovery rights from Nashville SC, as first reported by MLSsoccer.com, for $75,000 Common Allocation Cash. 

Caicedo has signed a contract via 2023 with a membership choice for 2024. A supply provides the switch payment is within the area of $2.5 million with Cali retaining a sell-on payment. 

“After scouting Déiber for a couple of weeks in early September, we added him to our record of targets who match our profile — a really quick and aggressive left sided winger,” Whitecaps CEO and sporting director Axel Schuster mentioned in a membership assertion. “He’s a young talent and will probably be taking part in exterior of South America for the primary time, it will likely be a transition and we will probably be affected person with him. We’re very happy to have him a part of our household right here on the ‘Caps.”

Caicedo, 20, can play on both wing although has spent extra of his time on the proper with Cali. He has seven goals and 16 assists in 67 skilled appearances after graduating into the membership’s first team. 

“Déiber is a really humble child. He needed to work hard to get his first chance in Cali and from there he took all the proper steps,” mentioned Marc Dos Santos. “Déiber’s velocity and dribbling capacity will supply our attack a distinct and thrilling new choice. He has the dream to achieve Colombia’s senior team and selected Vancouver as a result of he believes that we will supply him the proper platform to succeed and obtain his goals. He can develop lots as a player, and we’re very happy to have him join our membership.”

Caicedo was a member of Colombia’s squad on the 2019 U-20 World Cup, alongside Chicago Hearth FC defender Carlos Teran, Orlando City SC midfielder Andres Perea and New York Crimson Bulls heart back Andres Reyes. 

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