Inter Miami isn’t stopping with just Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and (eventually) Jordi Alba in this transfer window.
The Herons officially announced the transfer signing of Paraguay international Diego Gomez and signed the central midfielder to a contract lasting through the 2026 season.
Here’s what to know about Inter Miami’s latest signing.
Diego Gomez Signed As a U-22 Player for Herons
Gomez comes to South Florida from Paraguayan club Libertad — where he started his career.
He came to the Primera Division club as a part of its U-19 side in 2022 before being elevated to the first team this season.
Gomez also captained the Paraguay U-20 national team last season — winning the 2022 South American Games trophy and made his debut with the senior side in 2022 — making two appearances for La Albirroja.
He’s made 25 appearances for Libertad’s senior team across the Apertura and Clausura seasons as well as its trek through the Copa Libertadores.
Over that span, he notched four goals and three assists across 457 minutes of play, according to Transfermarkt.
Gomez was part of the Libertad squad that won back-to-back Paraguay Apertura titles in 2022 and 2023.
"Diego is a well-rounded midfielder that we believe will contribute in all phases of the game. We believe in his ability and potential and feel he will be a strong addition to our squad as we enter this next phase of growth at Inter Miami."- Chris Henderson, Inter sporting director
Gomez’s Place With the Herons
According to the club, Gomez will sign as part of Inter Miami’s U-22 initiative and take an international slot on the team, pending his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa approval.
Inter Miami signed Gomez to a deal that runs through 2026 with a club option for 2027. The transfer fee was around $3 million.
Gomez is one of those young talents with the potential to mature into a pretty decent player.
He doesn’t have much first-team experience in South America, so he will have a developmental learning curve once he joins Inter Miami.
It is possible he starts with Inter Miami II — the clubs MLS Next Pro side — to pick up some experience before making any top-team appearances.
Inter Miami did not specify his club designation, so it is also possible Gomez is placed on the senior team and work off the bench.
Either way, the club appears to have a lot of faith in the future development of Gomez as they continue their “next phase.”