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Official: Orlando City SC transfer Yoshi Yotun to Cruz Azul

Yoshi Yotun - Orlando City SC - Close up


Orlando City SC have transferred midfielder Yoshi Yotun to Liga MX's Cruz Azul, the club announced Thursday. The Lions didn't release a transfer figure, though ProSoccerUSA's Jordan Culver reports the deal is worth $4 million.

Yotun, 28, was signed in August, 2017 as a Designated Player from Swedish side Malmo. He had five goals and 14 assists from central midfield in 32 appearances, interrupted by starring for Peru at the 2018 World Cup. 

“Yoshi has been an important player for this club; however, he expressed interest in Cruz Azul at the conclusion of the season. We worked closely with him and his agent to keep him in Orlando, including offering new contract options,” Lions EVP of soccer operations Luiz Muzzi said in a media release. “Ultimately, the player had his mind set on a move to Mexico, and we reached the best possible outcome for both him and the club. We thank Yoshi for his time with Orlando City and wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Yotun was a member of the 2018 MLS All-Star roster.