World News – United States – Vancouver Whitecaps announce permanent signing of Ranko Veselinovic


The Vancouver Whitecaps have completed the permanent transfer of center-back Ranko Veselinovic from Serbian SuperLiga club FK Vojvodina, with the player signing a contract through 2023, the club announced on Sunday

The 21-year-old joined the Whitecaps in an initial loan deal with the use of the allowance money in February The deal included a provision that would automatically make the transfer permanent should Veselinovic make 12 regular season starts, a mark he will achieve in Sunday’s game at LA Galaxy (10:30 p.m. ET | TV & streaming info)

“Last winter, during the recruiting process to bring Ranko to Vancouver, we structured the deal to provide flexibility in the mix and at the same time we expected it to be a long-term member of our club »Axel Schuster, Athletic Director and CEO of the Whitecaps said in a team statement. » Throughout this very difficult year Ranko has adapted extremely well and has been a great addition to our club We are delighted to have him as a member of our club for the next few years « 

Young Serbian international, Veselinovic has appeared in 13 of the 18 Whitecaps games this season before Sunday

« When we first acquired Ranko we knew his qualities on the pitch and over the past eight months we have discovered the man off the pitch, » added the Whitecaps head coach. , Marc Dos Santos « As a young central defender, he shows great maturity, as well as a willingness to learn. We are delighted to continue working with Ranko and to help him in his development and progression »

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World News – United States – Vancouver Whitecaps announce permanent signing of Ranko Veselinovic



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