Real Betis to Sign Johnny Cardoso from Brazil’s Internacional Club

Johnny Cardoso is headed to Spain…

The 22-year-old Brazilian American soccer play and United States men’s national team midfielder has agreed to a deal with Real Betis.

Johnny CardosoThe LaLiga side will pay an initial €6 million ($6.3m) to sign Cardoso from Brazilian club Internacional, according to ESPN Brasil.

As part of the deal, Internacional will earn 20% from any future transfer of the player.

Cardosa will leave Internacional at the end of the 2023 Brazilian season and sign a five-year contract with Real Betis, sources said.

Cardoso has scored two goals in 46 appearances in all competitions for Internacional this season.

He broke into Internacional’s first team in January 2020 and earlier this year extended his contract with the Porto Alegre-based club until December 2026.

Born in New Jersey to Brazilian parents, Cardoso opted to represent the United States and has made nine appearances for the senior national team (USMNT).

Although he failed to earn a place in coach Gregg Berhalter‘s squad for the 2022 World Cup, he featured in both of the USMNT‘s friendlies against Germany and Ghana earlier this month.

Real Betis, coached by Manuel Pellegrini, are ninth in LaLiga with three wins and two defeats in 10 games.

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