The Philadelphia Union have acquired Ghana winger David Accam from the Chicago Fire for $1.2 million in allocation money.
Accam will be a designated player for the Union. The trade included $300,000 in general allocation money and $900,000 in targeted allocation money.
Accam was excellent in three seasons in Chicago Fire, recording 33 goals and 15 assists in 78 regular season appearances with the club. 2017 was his best season, with the Ghanaian tallying 14 goals and eight assists in 30 matches to help Chicago Fire return to the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
Sources told MLSsoccer.com last week that Chicago were nearing a new deal with the 27-year-old, whose contract was set to expire at the end of 2018. A Union source went a step further on Thursday, telling MLSsoccer.com that Accam is under contract with the club beyond 2018. A separate source added that Chicago will get a percentage of any transfer fee if the Union or any other MLS club sell Accam at any point before the start of 2021.