By Brian Maurer
Image courtesy of Racing Club
Charlotte FC have reportedly paid a $6.3 million transfer fee for Argentine forward Enzo Copetti. according to Cesar Luis Merlo, Racing has sold 80% of his rights to Charlotte and the player will travel to the Queen City this week to complete his medical and sign a 3 year deal with the last being optional.
Copetti has spent the last two seasons with Racing Club in Argentina. This past season was his most successful, and his stock has risen considerably because of it.In the 2022 Liga Profesional de Fútbol season, Copetti scored 19 goals* in 35 starts for Racing Club. This past season he showed his ability to get lots of touches in the penalty area as well as an extremely high efficiency rate of converting his shots into goals. He did not take a lot of shots per game but he would still convert goals at an absurd rate. This past year he took 63 shots and converted those into 19 goals. Simply put, if he gets touches around the box and is able to get a shot away, he will likely find the target.
Another reason for his high conversion rate is how well he performs on aerial duels. He moves around the box well and is able to put himself in advantageous positions to win the ball in the air and convert those touches into goals.
The Argentine will most likely come in as a new designated player (DP). He will also take up an international roster spot.
Charlotte FC's front office discussed looking to upgrade a few different positions throughout the winter window. This potential DP signing should provide a significant upgrade to Charlotte's attack, especially when it comes to precision in the box.
*All stats were found on Wyscout.com