New York Red Bulls announced the transfer of midfielder Luquinhas to Fortaleza, a top-tier Brazilian soccer club. The decision not only opens up space for a new designated player on the team but also signals a change in direction under the leadership of newly appointed German coach Sandro Schwarz.
Luquinhas, who joined RBNY in February 2022 after a stint with Legia Warsaw, leaves behind a legacy of eight goals and seven assists in 56 matches. The official statement expresses gratitude for the player's dedication over the past two years and highlights his significance for the American club.
The highlight of the move lies in the opening of a designated player slot, allowing the New York Red Bulls to explore new high-profile signings during the Schwarz era. With Emil Forsberg and Dante Vanzeir already in the squad, the team gains flexibility in the roster, reinforcing ambitions to build upon the impressive streak of 14 consecutive appearances in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
The new coach, Sandro Schwarz, who took charge in mid-December, will have the opportunity to shape the team according to his tactical and strategic vision. All eyes are now on the team's debut in 2024, scheduled for February 25 against Nashville SC.