According to French media sources, 29-year-old Serbian Dusan Cvetinovic will remain in RC Lens till the end of the season after almost coming to Orlando City.
The Serbian center-back felt very interested about changing continents to bring his defensive solidity to MLS, more specifically to Orlando City, and start a new challenge in his career. However, the experimented defender decided to stay on European soil and complete this 2017/2018 season in France’s Ligue 2.
In fact, Cvetinovic has scored two goals in his last two Ligue games to provide RC Lens a pair of draws and contribute to the club’s main objective: stay away from relegation. The French club is at the 16th position on the table (27 pts.) only two points away from AS Nancy (25 pts.), and four from Bourg-en-Bresse (23 pts. – Relegation zone).
Without Cvetinovic’s arrival, Orlando City should consider another solid center-back from the MLS or European/South American leagues to finish building a strong backline capable of maintain consistency throughout the 2018 campaign and counteract some of the best offensive teams such as Atlanta United or New York City.
Switzerland, Portugal, Argentina and Colombia could serve as potential markets to choose a defender who can perform at MLS level while being a lot cheaper in comparison to European top leagues.
On the other hand, Peruvian and Venezuelan leagues could provide with “supplementary” center-backs that comes to Orlando City to develop their capacities and fill holes when needed.