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Sports News Fri, 17 May 2019

Columbus Crew transfer David Accam to Nashville SC

MLS side Columbus Crew have announced the transfer of Ghana winger David Accam to Nashville SC effective on January 1, 2020.

Accam who joined Crew less than a week ago will make the move to Nashville in exchange for $450,000 in allocation money ($350,000 in General Allocation Money and $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money).

Meanwhile, Accam will remain with the Crew for the remainder of the 2019 season.

“The 2019 season is a one-year runway for us to prepare for the 2020 MLS season, and our staff has been really thoughtful about how our roster will be constructed,” Nashville GM Mike Jacobs said in a statement.

“The idea of adding players is not necessarily about simply finding ‘good players’, but rather about finding ‘players that are good for Nashville.’

The scouting and recruitment of prospects have been really diligent, and our staff have been very strategic about identifying players that we believe will enable us to pursue excellence.”

The 28-year-old previously played for Chicago Fire, where he had an amazing third season, scoring 14 and assisting 8 before joining Philadelphia Union last season.

At Union last year, Accam scored just a goal in 23 appearances.

Nashville was awarded an MLS team in December of 2017 and will make its expansion debut to start the 2020 season. The club is currently playing in the USL Championship.

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com
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