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Who is rumored Chicago Fire target Carlos Terán?

The 19-year-old is a defender from Colombia

Japan U-22 v Colombia U-22 - International Friendly
Carlos Terán of Columbia competes for the ball with Takefusa Kubo of Japan in a U-22 international friendly in Nov. 2019 in Japan
Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images

The Chicago Fire could be again turning to South America for their latest signing.

The Athletic’s Guillermo Rivera reports the Fire are looking at Colombian central defender Carlos Terán. He’s 19, and plays for Envigado in Colombia’s first division.

So, what do we know about this guy?

  • He plays primarily as a center back for Envigado, but has also appeared as a right back.
  • He’s big: 6’ 2”, 187 lbs—making him fairly similar in size to Boris Sekulić
  • Terán has caps for the Colombian U-20 and U-23 national teams
  • FIFA 20 rates him as a 57, but he has a potential of 76. Not bad.
FBL-JPN-COL Photo by STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images

Here’s video of Terán taking a throw-in. Sure, it’s a great throw-in, but the special effects are top notch.

El cohete de Carlos Terán.

⚽️ El cohete de Carlos Terán. Somos #CanteraDeHéroes

Posted by Envigado FC on Thursday, April 16, 2020

And, Terán is included in this Colombian news report when he was named to the national team:

There’s not much more out there about Terán. A Fire spokesman declined to comment on Terán, which is standard procedure with any rumored signing. If he signs, Terán would be the Fire’s fourth South American signing of 2020, along with Miguel Navarro, Gastón Giménez, and Ignacio Aliseda.

So what do you think, Fire fans? Is it worth taking a chance on Terán? Let us know in the comments.