Inter Miami complete permanent transfer of Leonardo Campana from Wolves

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Campana enjoyed a productive 2022 season with Inter Miami.
Campana enjoyed a productive 2022 season with Inter Miami. / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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Inter Miami have exercised their permanent transfer option for striker Leonardo Campana from Wolverhampton Wanderers, the club announced Friday.

Campana has signed a three-year contract through the 2025 MLS season with a club option on 2026, occupying a Young Designated Player spot on Miami's roster.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a strong campaign with the Herons on loan from Wolves in 2022, scoring 12 goals in 28 games across all competitions, helping Phil Neville's side reach the MLS Cup Playoffs.

“We’re excited to make the transfer for a player of Leo’s quality permanent,” Inter Miami chief soccer officer and sporting director Chris Henderson said in a club press release.

“His development since arriving at the club a year ago has been fantastic and we’re confident that he will continue to grow as he helps Inter Miami work towards a successful season competing in three competitions in 2023 and beyond.”

Campana - a 12-time Ecuador international - will once again have to be at his best if he's to continue to start at Miami's No.9 spot after the club signed Atlanta United legend and 2018 MVP Josef Martinez earlier this week.

“I’m thrilled to be able to stay at this great and ambitious club that has become a second home for me,” Campana said. “I look forward to continuing working hard to help the team and build towards a strong 2023 season, as we aim to achieve important objectives to bring our incredible fans the joy that they deserve.”

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