The New York Red Bulls have traded midfielder Florian Valot to FC Cincinnati, in exchange for $50,000 in 2022 General Allocation Money, the club announced today. The Red Bulls could also receive an additional $50,000 in 2022 GAM, if Valot meets certain performance-based metrics.
“We appreciate all that Florian has given to this club over the last five-plus seasons,” said Head of Sport Kevin Thelwell. “He has been a consummate professional since he joined the club and we wish him all the best moving forward in his career.”
Valot, a native of Pau, France, signed his first-team contract on Jan. 2, 2018, after two seasons with New York Red Bulls II. The French midfielder amassed 49 matches played, 10 goals, and 13 assists at the USL Championship level. During his two-year stint with NYRB II, he helped bring a USL Regular-Season and USL Cup trophy to the club in 2016.
“Flo is a top talent and a good person to be around on and off the field,” said Head Coach Gerhard Struber. “We wish him the best moving forward.”