New York City FC have loaned Nicolas Acevedo to new City Football Group side Esporte Clube Bahia in Brazil through December 31, 2023.
“We believe this is a great opportunity for Nico to continue to develop and grow his career in a very competitive league, while at the same time giving us flexibility as we continue to build the roster ahead of the 2023 season,” NYCFC sporting director David Lee said in a statement.
“Nico has been an important part of our success the past three seasons, showing his top professionalism both on-and-off the field. We look forward to following Nico throughout the season and wish him and his family all the best in Brazil.”
He first joined New York City FC in 2020 from Uruguayan side Liverpool FC, attempting to break into the first team before forming part of the record-breaking 2021 campaign that saw NYCFC lift the MLS Cup for the first time in team history.
He now departs temporarily after managing one assist in 67 regular-season appearances across three seasons with the Eastern Conference team.
“I want to thank David Lee and the coaching staff for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to come to New York. I have seen myself grow both on a professional and personal level, with MLS Cup and Campeones Cup being the highlight,” Acevedo said.
”I look forward to this new challenge in Brazil and wish everyone at NYCFC the best this upcoming season.”