Last week, Emmanuel Quispe reported that FC Dallas was looking to sign Facundo Quignon, a midfielder who plays for Lanus (Argentina top flight). We did not immediately report on this rumor, due to conflicting reports that DC United was the actual MLS club negotiating to sign Facundo Quignon.
Today, Mariano Antico of TyC Sports (Argentina), reported that with his contract due to expire on June 30th, Quignon has decided to sit out the remainder of the season. The reason given for this decision, is that Quignon has the opportunity to sign for both FC Dallas and DC United.
Quignon is a 5 foot 10 inches tall, 28-year old defensive midfielder, who would be a like for like replacement for the departed Thiago Santos. There’s no highlights reel for Facundo, but he would arrive with a reputation as an excellent tackler with good recovery speed, capable of dribbling in crowded spaces, with a reputation as an accurate passer who’s always looking towards the attacking third.
Facundo is from the formidable River Plate (Argentina) Academy, a team with whom FC Dallas has a long history, and the place where he won the Sub 20 Copa Libertadores. He has played for major Argentinian clubs San Lorenzo and Newell’s Old Boys, prior to joining his current club (Lanus) in 2018. He has played in 79 matches across all competitions in his three seasons with Lanus.
This is without a doubt an intriguing potential signing and we’d love know know your thoughts on it.