Inter Miami signs Boca’s Weigandt on loan to replace Yedlin

Inter Miami CF signed defender Marcelo Weigandt on loan from Boca Juniors for the remainder of the Major League Soccer season on Thursday, with a club option to extend the deal for 2025.

The 24-year-old Argentine’s arrival is pending receipt of the required visa, the team said.

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Weigandt is set to replace United States men’s national team right back DeAndre Yedlin, who was traded to FC Cincinnati for $172,799 in General Allocation Money earlier this month.

“We’re pleased to bring defender Marcelo Weigandt on loan from Boca Juniors,” Inter Miami chief soccer officer and sporting director Chris Henderson said in a team release.

“He is a skillful young defender that is fit and ready to contribute. Marcelo comes with experience in both domestic and international competitions. We think this addition helps strengthen our squad to compete for titles.”

Weigandt has been part of Boca Juniors’ first team since 2019, helping the club win two Argentine titles, plus three other trophies.

He joins a large contingent of Argentines at Inter Miami, led by World Cup winner Lionel Messi and coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino. Miami also signed Argentina under-23 midfielder Federico Redondo last month.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.