Argentine club Independiente and Club América have been at one another’s throats for some time now, as Independiente have owed the Mexican giants a multi-million dollar debt ever since purchasing Cecilio Domínguez in January 2019.
This summer, Independiente were completely debilitated financially by the coronavirus, unable to pay their players and staff, which meant several players, including Domínguez, went on strike.
Now, reports out of Paraguay have confirmed that Domínguez has now been sold to Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion side Austin FC, who will begin play in 2021.
Domínguez has been sold for $4m, of which $3.2m will go directly to América, thus ending the financial saga between the two sides.
As Austin FC do not compete until early 2021, Domínguez will go out on loan to an unspecified club until then. It’s unsure whether or not a temporary move back to América will be considered.