By Tyler Trent
Image courtesy of Charlotte FC
First reported by Tom Bogert - Andre Shinyashiki has agreed a new contract with Charlotte FC.
Shinyashiki has scored 5 goals in 657 minutes in MLS with Charlotte FC and quickly became a fan favorite. Although he has not been seeing much playtime as of late, this move indicates that Charlotte FC does see him involved in the future of the club past their inaugural season. Shinyashiki recently mentioned the monetary distance between him and the club on the podcast Sam’s Army. “I have not received an offer that is acceptable…I think there is a big disconnect between what they are offering me and what I feel and what the league has said the players that are getting the types of goals and numbers that I have are receiving”. Shinyashiki mentioned he had been receiving offers from other teams, especially in Brazil, but confirmed his intent to stay in Charlotte if an appropriate deal could be reached. The front office and Shinyashiki were able to come to an agreement that will hopefully prove to be a key move looking into season two.
Shinyashiki's new contract will have him committed to Charlotte through the 2025 season, with an option for the 2026 campaign.