Where are they now? The 17 players Inter Miami signed from Europe

Since its inception in 2018, Inter Miami has signed seventeen players from Europe and it is fair to say that some of them have done better than others.

David Beckham’s side have had a few bumps along the way, but they are certainly on an upward trajectory as they sit top of the Eastern Conference.

We took a closer look at the seventeen players Inter Miami has signed from Europe over the years and where they all stand now.

Lewis Morgan

Inter Miami fans, who were signed from Celtic in January 2020, never really saw the best of Morgan. He still plays in the MLS, but has taken his game to a new level since joining the New York Red Bulls.

Only four MLS players have scored more goals than Morgan this season and after recently recovering from a serious hip injury, he seems more excited than ever.

Blaise Matuidi

One of the club’s first signings was for Matuidi. When his contract with Juventus expired, Inter Miami signed the Frenchman in the summer of 2020.

He then spent a year and a half at the club before finally announcing his retirement at the end of 2021. Since hanging up his boots, he has become a technology investor and seems to have done well for himself.

“When I arrived in the US, I saw a difference between European athletes and American athletes,” Matuidi said Sieved. “European athletes are completely focused on their sport, while North American athletes are learning how to do business.”

“That’s why we have fewer athlete investors.”

Gonzalo Higuain

Higuain is still Inter Miami’s all-time top scorer with 29 goals, although a compatriot is now fast approaching that number.

The former Juventus striker spent two and a half years at the club before retiring from his playing career at the end of 2022.

Ryan Shawcross

With Phil Neville at the helm and Anthony Pulis as assistant manager, Inter Miami wanted some English steel in their squad come the 2021 season.

Swapping Stoke for Miami is quite a culture change, but Shawcross seemed to be enjoying his year in the United States.

“It was good [playing abroad]”, he told the Mirror. “It was something I did at the beginning of my career [on loan] in Antwerp.

“It’s something I really enjoyed, and I wanted to do it again before I finished. When the opportunity arose, I really wanted to do it.”

Despite doing well in Miami, Shawcross retired from playing in 2022 shortly after suffering a season-ending back injury.

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Kieran Gibbs

After his contract with West Brom expired, Gibbs moved to Inter Miami. He still works at the club, now as media director.

Nick Marsman

The goalkeeper, who was acquired on a free transfer from Feyenoord, played 22 games in his debut season before subsequently falling down the pecking order.

He has since returned to Europe and now plays for ADO Den Haag, which plays in the second tier of Dutch football.

Christopher McVey

McVey, signed from Swedish side Elfsborg, spent two years at Inter Miami before joining DC United earlier this year.

“Chris has been a reliable, valued member of our squad since he joined the club. He played every match in his first season and helped us make history by winning our first title last year,” said Inter Miami sporting director Chris Henderson in a press release. .

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Leonardo Campana

Only Higuain has scored more goals for Inter Miami than Campana. The Ecuadorian forward was originally loaned to the club before the deal was made permanent last year.

Since making the move from Wolves, it’s fair to say the 23-year-old hasn’t looked back. Now working with some of the greatest players of all time, Campana seems to be enjoying life in Miami at the moment.

DeAndre Yedlin

After stints at Tottenham, Sunderland, Newcastle and Galatasaray, Yedlin returned to MLS in 2022 to join Inter Miami.

The full-back made 82 appearances for the club and was part of the Leagues Cup-winning squad before making the move to FC Cincinnati earlier this year.

“I’ve played all over the world and I consider every new place I go to as a new experience. So I try to be as open as possible,” Yedlin said upon joining FC Cincinnati.

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CJ dos Santos

Signed from Benfica B, Dos Santos usually serves as Inter Miami’s backup goalkeeper behind Drake Callender. He has played two senior games for the club so far, but can often be found on the bench.

Robert Taylor

Taylor had stints at Lincoln City and Barnet in his younger years, but his career in England never really took off. After some promising years in Finland, he was picked up by Inter Miami in 2022.

Towards the end of last season he was playing some of the best football of his career so far. He is still an important player and is still regularly in the starting line-up.

Corentin Jean

The French forward was signed from Lens in 2022 but struggled to make an impact at Inter Miami. After scoring just one goal and suffering several serious injuries, he was sacked earlier this year and is still without a club.

Nicholas Stefanelli

Inter Miami signed Stefanelli from AIK and the Argentine forward spent a year at the club before joining Hungarian side Fehervar in January.

It’s fair to say he was impressed when fellow countryman Lionel Messi arrived at the club last summer.

“When the news came out, we couldn’t believe it. We said it was a lie. We didn’t believe it, we said it wouldn’t happen. I didn’t believe it until I greeted him,” Stefanelli told Fox News.

“I see him at practice and I’m drooling. Then when he makes a pass and his back is to the player, I wonder: ‘How does he see that pass? That’s just not possible.’ That’s why he’s the best player in history.”

Serhiy Kryvtsov

The Ukrainian defender is still at the club today after joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in January last year. He has made 46 appearances for the club so far and was in the League Cup final last year.

Lionel Messi

MLS has become its own personal playground. Even at the ripe old age of 36, he is still twisting defenders for fun and regularly smashes them into the top corner.

This season he is averaging a goal every 43 minutes and still seems a lot better than the competition. It will be a sad day for football when he finally hangs up his boots.

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Sergio Busquets

Still one of the most technically gifted midfielders around, Busquets left Barcelona for Miami in the summer. Although Messi has grabbed most of the headlines in Miami, Busquets’ role within the squad should not go unnoticed.

Jordy Alba

Alba is the latest player to join Inter Miami from Europe and the former Barcelona full-back appears to be enjoying his new life in the United States.

“We knew the city we were going to,” Alba told reporters. “In addition, we arrived at a delicate time for the team club and winning a title with our people was also good.

“I don’t get tired, I don’t get tired of winning,” Alba continued. ‘I want to keep winning, keep competing. If I hadn’t had that illusion, I honestly wouldn’t have come here. I would have stayed in Barcelona. At home, without playing football.’

“The opportunity was very good, very attractive. I also wanted to get back together with Leo, with Busi. And now Luis has come.’

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