ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Orlando City SC is signing attacking midfielder, left back and Peruvian international Yoshimar Yotún as a designated player, pending receipt of his visa and certification.
Yotún, 27, joins the Lions from Sweden’s most successful club, 22-time Allsvenskan and 14-time Svenska Cupen winner Malmö FF. After joining the Blues in 2015, the Peruvian international made 72 overall appearances, including 10 UEFA Champions League matches, recording three goals and 15 assists. Most recently, Yotún helped Malmö win the 2016 Allsvenskan championship, making 19 appearances and registering six assists.
“We were actively looking to add depth in the midfield during this transfer window and are excited to sign Yoshi,” Lions general manager Niki Budalic said. “Yoshi can play as a creative midfielder who can operate both wide and centrally, as well as cover as an attacking left back. He stands out for his passing and creative ability, as well as his versatility to play multiple positions. He is a great fit for our long-term plans and someone we’ve tracked since last year. We are pleased to have finally acquired him.”
The Lima, Peru, native featured for Peru at Copa América in 2011 and 2015, where he led his country to third-place finishes, as well as at Copa América Centenario in 2016.
Information provided by Orlando City Soccer Club.