Diego Fagundez is drawing interest from multiple suitors, according to a close source.
Fagundez, 25, signed a Homegrown deal with the New England Revolution on Nov. 15, 2010. He has since played 261 regular season games, amassing 53 goals and 45 assists. Fagundez is one game away from surpassing Shalrie Joseph to become the player with the most regular season appearances in Revs history.
The Bent Musket has learned that Fagundez is out of contract on Dec. 31. He received a contract extension offer from his hometown club. He’s also drawn interest from other MLS clubs, as well as clubs in Liga MX and La Liga.
In a tweet sent after the Revs’ 2020 season finale on Nov. 8, Washington Fagundez, Diego’s father and agent, hinted that his son could be heading elsewhere. A translated version of the message reads, “Diego Fagundez, it’s a shame that after 10 years of having signed with the Club the regular season is over, so that in 5 or 10 more years you can break the record December 31, you’re free.”
Diegofagundez que lastima que cumpliendo 10 años de haber firmado con el Club la temporada regular aya terminado así capas que en 5 o 10 años más podes romper el récord 31 de diciembre sos libre— WFagundez (@WFagundez) November 9, 2020
Washington has posted similar tweets in the past. A translated tweet from 2018 said, “Today enjoy the game Diego Fagúndez, which may be the last here in this Club and in this Stadium with these great Fans.”
Fagundez’s most recent contract was signed in 2016. According to Frank Dell’Apa of the Boston Globe, it was a three-year deal with a club option for the fourth year. The last salary report released by the MLS Players Association, which came on Sept. 13, 2019, stated that Fagundez was making $205,000.04 per year.