FC Dallas has signed defensive midfielder Facundo Quignon from Lanús to a two-and-a-half-year contract. Facundo will occupy an international slot and will be added to the roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
The 28-year old joins FC Dallas after spending eight seasons in Argentina’s Primera División between San Lorenzo de Almagro, Newell’s Old Boys, and Lanús. He scored three goals and recorded five assists in 136 appearances throughout his career in Argentina. He won the Copa Libertadores in 2014 and Super Copa Argentina during the 2015-2016 season with San Lorenzo.
We discussed this rumor last month as FC Dallas was looking to fill their open roster spot that has been vacated. This is certainly a position of need as FC Dallas sold Thiago Santos earlier this year. Seeing that he isn’t a TAM-level signing may actually be a good thing though as it won’t bring a ton of heavy expectations to the table.
The big question will be how does he fit into the roster going forward? Does Luchi Gonzalez revert back to his tried-and-true 4-3-3 formation that sees a CDM sit comfortably above the four-man defense? Or will it give him more flexibility to continue to try his hand at a 3-5-2 kind of look with more of a defensive shell in the middle of the park that relies on the defensive wingbacks to get forward into the attack? Time will certainly tell but if Quignon is anything like his predecessors (Santos and Carlos Gruzeo), this will end up being one of the more underrated signings for the club that helps them push towards a playoff spot in 2021.
What do you make of Quignon and this signing? Are you disappointed they haven’t signed another attacking player?