UPDATE (April 28, 10:45 p.m. ET) — Vancouver Whitecaps FC have officially acquired Paraguayan defensive midfielder Andres Cubas from French club Nimes, the club announced on Thursday. Cubas will be a Designated Player and signed a four-year contract until June 2026 with an option to extend until the 2026 season.
MLSsoccer.com first reported the Whitecaps closing in on Cubas earlier this month.
“We identified Andrés as one of our top targets in the offseason and actively began our pursuit in December. He is a defensive midfielder who wins the ball, who will play a key role in the organization of our midfield as he brings experience, leadership and maturity to our young group,” said CEO and sporting director Axel Schuster. in a press release. “We have started the visa process and hope it will be available as soon as possible. We are very happy to welcome Andrés and his family to Vancouver.
Cubas, 25, is a Boca Juniors academy product and has made 21 Ligue 2 appearances this season for Nimes following the club’s relegation last year, when he made 27 appearances in the top flight. Before joining the French team, Cubas made 51 appearances for CA Talleres in Argentina.
“I am extremely happy to be part of Vancouver Whitecaps FC,” Cubas said. “I’m excited to come to Vancouver, get to know my teammates and help the team where needed. I will do my best to bring joy to the club and to all the fans.”