FC Dallas recently re-signed defender Ryan Hollingshead to a new contract after a breakout season, and now they appear to have added another player to that list. The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal is reporting that the club has signed Homegrown midfielder Paxton Pomykal to a new contract that will keep him with the club through 2024.
According to sources, Pomykal agreed last week to a new, four-year contract with a club option for a fifth season. The deal will pay him an average salary of $650,000 through the 2023 season, at which point Dallas will have an option to extend his contract through 2024.
FC Dallas had two team options on Pomykal’s previous contract for 2020 and 2021, but this new deal will help give the club some additional leverage should someone from Europe come calling for the 19-year old’s services.
The new salary will also make Pomykal one of the most expensive Homegrown players in MLS and one of the most expensive domestic players too. The deal will also put him second on the list of most expensive players under 20 years old in MLS behind LAFC’s Brain Rodriguez.
No word yet on if this will see Pomykal become a Young Designated Player or something along those lines.
What do you make of FCD re-signing Pomykal? What do you make of the massive salary bump (basically a six-fold increase from his current $104k deal)?