Nashville SC revamp interest in striker Aké Loba

Nashville SC continue to explore options for a new Designated Player striker, and Aké Loba has resurfaced as a target for Nashville, as first reported by Record‘s Ignacio Suarez and independently confirmed by Broadway Sports.

As reported by Broadway Sports back in December 2019, Loba has long been a priority target for the Boys in Gold. Nashville have had him on their radar since his time with Universidad San Martin in Peru, and were in advanced talks to sign him ahead of their debut MLS season before Monterrey outbid them.

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Nashville are in the market for a new DP striker, and have recently been linked to Toluca’s Michael Estrada. Both players remain viable options, but whether they sign either or focus their efforts elsewhere, Nashville will look to sign a new attacker in the upcoming window.

Broadway Sports can confirm that Nashville previously bid in the range of $5-7 million for Loba. Monterrey ended up acquiring him for close to $9 million, and while Loba hasn’t been a clear success for Rayados, it’s likely they’ll want to recoup a decent amount of their investment.

Loba, 23, has struggled to secure regular minutes at Monterrey. He’s been in and out of the lineup over his season and a half with Rayados, scoring just seven goals in 27 appearances.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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