19.08.2022 - 12:45 | source: New York City FC | Reading Time: 2 mins
After being bought out 

Matías Pellegrini joins New York City FC - Claimed off waivers from Inter Miami CF

This article has been updated with new information. 


New York City FC have claimed Matías Pellegrini off waivers after he was bought out by Inter Miami CF and then loaned out to Estudiantes in 2021. Inter Miami CF were unable to register the player as they did not have an available Designated Player (DP) after being punished by the league for violating roster rules during the 2020 season. Pellegrini will be under contract until 2023 with a club option for 2024 and will not be a DP. 


Market Value
M. Pellegrini Left Winger
$4.40m

Despite not being able to register Pellegrini, the 22-year-old still had a valid contract with Inter Miami, with the club also holding his ITC. Placing the player on waiver, allowed NYCFC to pick up the winger on a free transfer for the remainder of his contract. 


Pellegrini originally joined Inter Miami CF from Estudiantes in 2019 for what was then a club record $9 million (overview). Pellegrini managed one goal and two assists in 20 games for the Beckham-owned club. The Argentine managed to score four goals in 42 games while on loan at Estudiantes.


Pizarro, Pellegrini, Carranza & Co.: Inter Miami CF record arrivals

Federico Higuaín | Signed from D.C. United in 2020 | Fee: $50,000
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1/17

Kelvin Leerdam | Rights acquired from Seattle Sounders in 2021 | Fee: $75,000
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2/17

Grant Lillard | Signed from Chicago Fire in 2019 | Fee: $75,000
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3/17

Bryce Duke | Signed from LAFC in 2022 | Fee: $100,000
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4/17

Wil Trapp | Signed from Columbus Crew in 2020 | Fee: $100,000
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5/17

Jay Chapman | Signed from Toronto FC in 2019 | Fee: $100,000
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6/17

Lewis Morgan | Signed from Celtic in 2020 | Fee: $440,000
&copy Xavier Dussaq/MLS

7/17

Jean Mota | Signed from Santos in 2022 | Fee: $500,000
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8/17

Christopher McVey | Signed from IF Elfsborg in 2022 | Fee: $500,000
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9/17

Leandro González Pírez | Signed from Tijuana in 2020 | Fee: $750,000
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10/17

Corentin Jean | Signed from RC Lens in 2022 | Fee: $2.2m
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11/17

Emerson Rodríguez | Signed from Millonarios FC in 2022 | Fee: $2.7m
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12/17

Nicolás Figal | Signed from Independiente in 2020 | Fee: $3m
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13/17

Gregore | Signed from Esporte Clube Bahia in 2021 | Fee: $4m
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14/17

Julián Carranza | Signed from CA Banfield in 2019 | Fee: $6m
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15/17

Matías Pellegrini | Signed from Estudiantes in 2019 | Fee: $9m
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Rodolfo Pizarro | Signed from Monterrey in 2020 | Fee: $12m
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17/17


Pellegrini to NYCFC - Inter Miami CF have now lost all original DPs


In Pellegrini, Inter Miami CF have now lost all three of their original DPs. Julian Carranza was first loaned and then traded to Philadelphia Union, where he managed nine goals and four assists in 23 games showing the very potential Inter Miami CF saw in him when he was first signed to an MLS contract. Carranza has recently seen his market value increase from $3.3 million to $4.4 million.


Major League Soccer - The 25 most valuable players after the update (August 2022)

Jefferson Savarino | Real Salt Lake City | Market value: $6.6m
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1/25

Djordje Mihailovic | CF Montréal | Market value: $6.6m
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2/25

Efraín Álvarez | LA Galaxy | Market value: $6.6m
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3/25

Ryan Gauld | Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Market value: $7.15m
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4/25

Carles Gil | New England Revolution | Market value: $7.7m
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5/25

Riqui Puig | LA Galaxy | Market value: $7.7m
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6/25

Brenner | FC Cincinnati | Market value: $7.7m
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7/25

Facundo Torres | Orlando City SC | Market value: $7.7m
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8/25

Dániel Sallói | Sporting Kansas City | Market value: $8.25m
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9/25

Gabriel Slonina | Chicago Fire FC | Market value: $8.25m
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10/25

Lucas Zelarayán | Columbus Crew | Market value: $8.8m
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11/25

Josef Martínez | Atlanta United FC | Market value: $8.8m
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12/25

Federico Bernardeschi | Toronto FC | Market value: $8.8m
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13/25

Hany Mukhtar | Nashville SC | Market value: $8.8m
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14/25

Denis Bouanga | Los Angeles FC | Market value: $8.8m
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15/25

Luiz Araújo | Atlanta United FC | Market value: $8.8m
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16/25

Jesús Ferreira | FC Dallas | Market value: $8.8m
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17/25

Alan Velasco | FC Dallas | Market value: $8.8m
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18/25

Cucho Hernández | Columbus Crew | Market value: $9.9m
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19/25

Sebastián Driussi | Austin FC | Market value: $11.0m
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20/25

Emanuel Reynoso | Minnesota United FC | Market value: $11.0m
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21/25

José Cifuentes | Los Angeles FC | Market value: $11.0m
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22/25

Talles Magno | New York City FC | Market value: $11.0m
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23/25

Thiago Almada | Atlanta United FC | Market value: $16.5m
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24/25

Lorenzo Insigne | Toronto FC | Market value: $22.0m
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25/25


 


 

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Date of Birth/Age: 11.03.2000 (22)
Nat.: 
Current club: New York City FC
Contract until: Dec 31, 2023
Position: Left Winger
Market Value: $4.40m
New York City FC
Total Market Value:
$58.63m
Squad size:
27
Latest Transfer:
Matías Pellegrini
Inter Miami CF
Total Market Value:
$30.44m
Squad size:
30
Latest Transfer:
Harvey Neville