The Philadelphia Union announced that they had permanently signed Julian Carranza from Inter Miami on Wednesday afternoon.
The Union have given Miami $500,000 in General Allocation Money, with $250,000 for the 2023 season and $250,000 for the 2024 season. Philadelphia will also owe Inter Miami a percentage of a future transfer fee.
Carranza had joined the team on loan earlier this season and has scored seven goals in 16 appearances. The permanent signing comes after he scored a hat-trick in the Union's 7-0 win against DC United. He is Philadelphia's top goalscorer for the season.
Union Sporting Director Ernst Tanner was delighted to get the deal over the line as the 22-year-old Argentinian became Philadelphia's first summer signing.
“We brought Julian in because we believed his work rate and intelligence would be a strong fit for our aggressive style of play and we are very happy with how quickly he has adapted.
“His goalscoring has been vital to the team’s success thus far and we expect him to maintain the high level he has shown as the season progresses.”
Due to signing permanently, Carranza will be available to play against his former side as the Union travel to Miami on Wednesday night.