New York Red Bulls announced on Friday, Jan. 6, that the club reached an agreement with Grêmio for the transfer of forward Elias Manoel.
The 21-year-old Brazilian made seven MLS appearances – including one in the playoffs – for New York after joining the club from loan in August 2022. Manoel netted his first pair of MLS goals in a 2-0 decision over Charlotte FC.
A Grêmio product, Manoel earned his first team call-up for the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie B. club in March of 2021.
Manoel led Grêmio to a 2022 Campeonato Gaucho title, scoring a club-best five goals in 11 matches. The Itapevi, Brazil native brought two Campeonato Gaucho’s and two Recopa Gaucha’s during his tenure.
New York and Manoel agreed to a three-year contract through 2025 with an option for 2026.