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Inter Miami plans to retain three Designated Players

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Inter Miami intends to keep their three Designated Players (DP) the club’s sporting director and chief soccer officer, Chris Henderson, confirmed the football news. The Herons finished 11th in the Eastern Conference, missing out on the MLS Cup Playoffs during a disastrous 2021 season.

Gonzalo Higuain, Blaise Matuidi, and Rodolfo Pizarro all had good individual seasons, but Miami never gelled as a team or found enough consistency to enter the playoffs. Henderson did admit that, while the club is ‘listening to all ideas’ ahead of this winter’s roster overhaul – which has already begun with a number of players nearing the end of their contracts – the plan is to keep developing around the current three DPs.

By the end of the month, both Higuain and Matuidi will be 34, leaving just Pizarro (27) as a feasible transfer target. “All three DPs are under contract, we’re moving forward with our DPs, but we’re listening to all options to help us improve the team,” Henderson told reporters via MLSsoccer.com. “That group of players has the potential to carry this team.”

Henderson added, “I’m very excited because Phil Neville is great at working with young players, one of the best I’ve seen on the grass. I think that’s going to be an opportunity. With what we’re dealing with in the next two years, we’re going to need to rely on youth and developing those players.”

“I feel like we now have processes that are in place which weren’t in place when I arrived,” Henderson said. “This is what’s going to give us the foundation for long-term, sustained success. We’re working diligently on improving the first team.”

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