LAFC Transfer Midfielder Andre Horta to Braga

Andre Horta with LAFC. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/Shutterstock

Portuguese midfielder Andre Horta is ending his MLS stint after just 15 games. LAFC announced on Monday that they had transferred Horta to Liga NOS side Braga.

Although the teams did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement, The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal reports that Braga will pay around $2.75 million for Horta. LAFC will also get 50% from further transfers in case Braga decides to sell the player.

“We would like to thank Andre for his contribution to the Club,” – said LAFC’s executive vice president of soccer operations John Thorrington in a statement. “This deal makes good sense for both LAFC and Andre, and we wish him the best in the next phase of his career at Braga.”

The transfer will see Horta going back to the familiar ground, as he spent the 2017/18 season with Braga on loan from Benfica.

Andre Horta started his professional career with Vitória Setúbal, before making a move to Benfica. After making several first-team appearances for his new team, Horta was loaned to Braga in order to gain more experience.

Unable to get into Benfica’s rotation following his return to the club, Horta decided to come to MLS and became LAFC’s third Designated Player. Still, his stint in Los Angeles didn’t turn out for the best as he only started five games in two seasons and failed to make any significant impacts.