Sporting Kansas City have announced the signing of Gedion Zelalem from Arsenal.
The midfielder has signed a contract for the duration of the 2019 season, but which has options for 2020 and 2021.
Sporting KC Manager and Sporting Director Peter Vermes said, “Gedion is a talented player and we are excited to welcome him to the club.
“We look forward to his integration into the squad as the team competes in multiple competitions throughout the season.”
Zelalem was spotted by former Gunner and current scout Danny Karbassiyoon, and caught the eye in pre-season some years back.
However, despite loan moves to Rangers and VVV Venlo to give him more regular playing time and to help his development, he leaves Arsenal with just four first team appearances to his name: one in the Champions League, two in the EFL Cup and one in the FA Cup.
The 22 year old has been unlucky with injury, sustaining a serious knee problem which certainly hampered his progress.
Let’s hope he can get his career back on track in MLS, and we wish him the very best of luck with Sporting KC.