Josue Colman has completed his transfer to Orlando City on a five years deal.
The young Paraguayan has been attracting the interest of Orlando City and other top MLS side since last year and joins the Lions as a Young Designated Player.
Lions General Manager, Niki Budalic confirmed the news of his signing and related their excitement at the prospect of seeing him play at the Orlando City Stadium.
He joins from Paraguay’s Primera Division side Cerro Porteño where he started 28 games last year and made 32 appearances in total. He played a key attacking role as they won Paraguay’s Torneo Clausura championship in 2017.
In his second season, he scored 3 goals in 15 starts and made 5 starts in the Copa Sudamericana between 2016 and 2017.
At the age of just 19, he is a full Paraguay youth international and has made 16 appearances across their youth teams from Under 17 to Under 23 level.
He would occupy one international roster slot.
His transfer would become official as soon as his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa are received.
Colman is a skillful and pacy attacking midfielder who is very good at creating chances for his teammates and himself, he also scores goals occasionally, and his addition would help coach Jason Kreis change systems occasionally.
He would thrive in an attacking formation that gives him the freedom to dictate play from either the right wing or behind two forwards.
This transfer comes as good news for the Lions' fans who have been left disappointed by the retirement of Kaka at the end of last season.
The Lions reportedly had to pay the sum of $3 million for his signature and his contract includes club options.