New England Revolution sign center-back Christian Makoun from Charlotte FC

Venezuelan center-back Christian Makoun has completed his trade from Charlotte FC to the New England Revolution, the two clubs announced Thursday.

The Revs have paid $400k in General Allocation Money (GAM) for Makoun, with $143,327 coming in 2022 and $256,673 in 2023. Charlotte could receive a further $375k in GAM should the player hit certain performance markers, while Makoun’s former club, Inter Miami, retain 15% total gross future sales from a previous trade. 

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“We are pleased to acquire Christian Makoun. He is a talented young defender and will add depth to our backline as we enter a crucial time in the regular season,” Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said in a club press release.

Makoun joined Charlotte from Inter Miami ahead of their 2022 expansion season, going on to make 15 appearances for the club across all competitions. The 22-year-old – capped twice for Venezuela at senior level – played 30 times for the Herons prior to signing for CLTFC.

With Makoun leaving, a space now opens up at center-back for Charlotte FC, with sources telling 90min the club remains on track with plans to sign Adilson Malanda from French Ligue 2 club Rodez.

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