Aké Loba joins Nashville SC – New record deal for Monterrey striker

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Nashville SC have signed Ivorian striker Aké Loba from Liga MX side Monterrey. The transfer is a new record deal for Nashville. The Major League Soccer club is paying $6.8 million. Additionally, Nashville had to send $230,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) to the Portland Timbers to acquire an international roster spot. In total, the deal is more than doubled what Nashville paid for current record signing Hany Mukhtar

“Aké is an exciting attacking prospect that offers the qualities that our team looks for in a striker, he is a constant goal threat and has the ability to create and finish in a number of different ways,” said Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs in a club statement. “We are excited to be able to add him to this group, and about what he represents for our club.”

According to a report by the Nashville Post, Nashville SC already wanted to sign the 23-year-old striker last season. The then MLS expansion side was outbid by Monterrey, the Liga MX side signed the striker from Universidad San Martín de Porres for around $8 million in January 2020. Their second attempt in signing the striker was now more successful. 

Loba, Mukhtar, Piñeiro & Co. Nashville SC record transfers

Adrián Zendejas | Signed from Sporting Kansas City in 2019 | Fee: $175,000

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Dave Romney | Signed from LA Galaxy in 2019 | Fee: $225,000

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Dominique Badji | Signed from FC Dallas in 2019 | Fee: $325,000

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David Accam | Signed from Columbus Crew in 2020 | Fee: $450,000

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Jhonder Cádiz | Signed from Benfica in 2020 | Loan fee: $550,000

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Anibal Godoy | Signed from San Jose Earthquakes in 2020 | Fee: $650,000

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Walker Zimmerman | Signed from Los Angeles FC in 2020 | Fee: $1.25m

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Rodrigo Piñeiro | Signed from Danubio FC in 2021 | Fee: $1.7m

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Hany Mukhtar | Signed from Brøndby in 2020 | Fee: $2.97m

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Aké Loba | Signed from Monterrey in 2021 | Fee: $6.8m

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Portland Timbers received $230,000 GAM for an international roster spot.



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