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Union sign Julián Carranza on loan

The Philadelphia Union announced the loan signing of Argentinian striker Julian Carranza from fellow MLS side Inter Miami on Thursday.

Carranza joins ahead of the 2022 season, where the Union gave up a second-round draft pick to acquire him. The 21-year-old initially came to the MLS in 2019 as he signed for Miami from Banfield, from the Argentinian top division.

However, he struggled to establish himself at Inter Miami, having scored three goals in 41 appearances. Carranza's playing time was limited during his spell in Florida as he only started 11 games. Despite the lack of game time, Union Sporting Director Ernst Tanner was very excited about his latest acquisition.

He said: “We’re excited to welcome Julián to the Philadelphia Union and add a promising young attacker with a lot of potential to our roster.

"He is aggressive in the box and brings the versatility of a natural centre forward who fits the profile of a striker we were looking for, as well as our style of play. We look forward to welcoming him to the team and watching him develop in our system.”

Carranza will occupy a Young Designated Player Spot ahead of the new season, and the Union have the chance to make the loanee a permanent signing at the end of the upcoming season.

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