Gabriel Pereira signed by New York City FC – Corinthians retain 30%

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Major League Soccer side New York City FC have signed Brazilian winger Gabriel Pereira. The 20-year-old winger joins the club from Corinthians and has signed a contract until 2026 with an option for 2026. Reports from Brazil suggest that NYCFC have paid $5.5 million for the player. But as Corinthians retain 30% of the economic rights, the initial fee will drop to just $3.85 million. That initial fee still ranks Gabriel among the club’s most expensive all-time signings (overview). 

“In Gabriel, we’re acquiring a very talented and highly regarded prospect that we know will bring a new attacking dimension to our team,” NYCFC sporting director David Lee said in a club statement. “Gabriel is a quick, skillful, and dynamic left-footed winger that can take on opponents in 1v1 situations. His First Team appearances for a Club the size of Corinthians at such a young age highlight how talented he is. The fact that players of his quality continue to choose NYCFC is a testament to the way we work and develop young players, with a commitment to finding a pathway for them to realize their full potential.”

Gabriel first broke into Corinthians’ first team in 2020 and has scored two goals and three assists in 48 appearances. Although most adept at the wing, the 20-year-old can play several positions. “Gabriel will add further depth and competition to an already talented group of attacking players at the Club,” Lee said. 

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Alfredo Morales | Signed from Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2021 | Fee: $100,000

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Chris Gloster | Signed from PSV in 2021 | Fee to RBNY: $100,000

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Alexander Ring | Signed from 1.FC Kaiserslautern in 2013 | Fee: $330,000

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Valentín Castellanos | Signed from CA Torque in 2019 | Fee: $468,000

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Ronald Matarrita | Signed from LD Alajuelense in 2016 | Fee: $523,000

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Keaton Parks | Signed from Benfica in 2020 | Fee: $1m

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Maxime Chanot | Signed from KV Kortrijk in 2013 | Fee: $1.1m

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Malte Amundsen | Signed from Vejle BK in 2021 | Fee: $1.44m

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Thiago Andrade | Signed from EC Bahia U20 in 2021 | Fee: $1.8m

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Nicolás Acevedo | Signed from Liverpool FC (Montevideo) in 2020 | Fee: $2.53m

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Héber | Signed from HNK Rijeka in 2019 | Fee: $2.75m

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Gabriel Pereira | Signed from Corinthians in 2022 | Fee: $3.85m

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Corinthians will retain 30%.

Thiago Martins | Signed from Yokohama F. Marinos | Fee: $4m

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Talles Magno | Signed from Vasco da Gama in 2021 | Fee: $8m

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Alexandru Mitrita | Signed from Universitatea Craiova in 2019 | Fee: $8.8m

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