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Matías Rojas, ex-Corinthians, is announced as a reinforcement for Inter Miami

Matías Rojas, ex-Corinthians, is announced as a reinforcement for Inter Miami

Midfielder Matías Rojas, formerly of Corinthians, was announced as a new reinforcement for Inter Miami, from Major League Soccer (MLS), this Tuesday afternoon. The contract is valid until the end of 2024, with an option to extend to 2025 and 2026.

To be announced by the Miami club, Rojas obtained an injunction from FIFA. In the announcement, Inter Miami lists the player as a “free agent”. The MLS transfer window ends this Tuesday.

Even under contract with Corinthians, Rojas was spotted in the Inter Miami uniform, last Saturday, at the Lockhart Stadium while watching Messi’s team’s victory against Nashville, in the 10th round of MLS.

Rojas arrived at Corinthians in July 2023, but did not have a smooth passage. He played 30 games and provided three assists. His last appearance for the São Paulo team was on February 25th. The player, who had a contract with Timão until mid-2027, left the club under the justification of delayed image rights and filed a lawsuit with FIFA to collect around R$40 million, money that the player would have to receive by the end of his contract at Parque São Jorge.

The Corinthians board tried to reach an agreement regarding the payment of late image rights, but this did not happen. The club disagrees with Rojas’ demands and will defend itself at football’s highest authority. If punished by FIFA, Timão may be prevented from registering new players until it settles its dispute with Rojas.

Now with Rojas announced by the Miami team, if Timão prevails in FIFA against the player, the North American club will have to pay Corinthians an amount as a transfer fee.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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