Watch: Real Salt Lake pays club record for Colombian winger

Carlos Andrés Gómez comes from Millonarios FC, where he scored 12 goals over the last two campaigns.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rio Tinto Stadium as Real Salt Lake hosts Columbus Crew, MLS soccer in Sandy on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Real Salt Lake is adding a new attacking threat – and paying a club record to do it.

Carlos Andrés Gómez, a 20-year-old Colombian winger, will be the most expensive player in RSL history after completing a move from Millonarios FC. The deal keeps Gómez under contract through 2027, with a player option for 2028. The Athletic reported RSL paid a club-record $3.1 million transfer fee.

“This is an exciting day for our Club as we bolster a strong returning core with a dynamic attacking addition in Carlos Andrés Gómez, RSL General Manager Elliot Fall said in a news release. “Andres is a player that quickly rose to the top of our target list over the last several months and we are very pleased to be able to finalize his acquisition. His athleticism and creativity will be a welcome addition to our stable of attacking players. We look forward to getting him to the Wasatch Front shortly and integrating him to our group as we pursue hardware across multiple fronts in 2023.”

Gómez scored 12 goals in 58 appearances over the last two campaigns.

The deal is pending receipt of both a U.S. work visa and the required International Transfer Certificate (ITC), the clubs said.