A couple of days ago we wrote about how Yeimar Gómez Andrade was tentatively linked with the Seattle Sounders. The reporting that surfaced suggested no deal was imminent, with negotiations ongoing. Well, as with most things in the transfer world, things can change quickly. Andrade’s former club — Argentina’s Union de Santa Fe — has officially announced through the team’s Twitter account that the Colombian defender will be joining the Sounders.
Unión comunica que el Club Seattle Sounders FC ejecutará la cláusula de salida del jugador Yeimar Pastor Gómez Andrade para sumarlo la próxima temporada a la Major League Soccer de EE.UU.— Club Atlético Unión (@clubaunion) January 22, 2020
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While the Sounders have not made any official announcement yet, it was widely reported that Andrade’s contract with Santa Fe had a release clause of around $2 million and it appears that’s what Seattle paid to secure his services.
Andrade is 27 years old and is a strong, physical defender who will surely pair well with Xavier Arreaga going forward. He spent two years with Santa Fe, making 66 total appearances for the club. We will continue to update this story as more details emerge.