On Friday, Inter Miami CF announced that the club had sent reserve goalkeeper Clement Diop to the New England Revolution for $125k in General Allocation Money. The Senegalese international did well in his limited time for Inter Miami, but after the emergence of a young star, Diop become available.
The 28-year-old was signed in early January to be Inter Miami's starting keeper while 2021 starter Nick Marsman recovered from off-season knee surgery. Diop started the first three games of the season for Inter Miami, conceding seven goals and picking up five saves. His role as the starting keeper was short-lived due to an unforeseen event.
Shortly after the match, Diop was diagnosed with a right quad strain that would keep him out for nearly two months. A massive blow to the starting keeper. His injury went on to pave the way for Drake Callender to get in net, and he hasn't looked back since.
Callender's stardom has made Diop expendable, and it's safe to say that Inter Miami could use the extra money. The move seems like a win-win for both parties, and Diop's service to the Herons won't be forgotten.
Diop is unlikely to slot into a starting position for the Revs though, with 22-year-old Serbian stopper Djordje Petrovic flying after breaking into the first team mid-season after his move from Serbian SuperLiga side FK Čukarički.