Josue Colman - Cerro Porteno - close up


Although nothing has been made official, reports continue to circulate that Orlando City SC have a deal in place to acquire young Paraguayan attacker Josue Colman, in part to help fill the void left by retiring Brazilian star Kaká.

The latest from, relayed by the Orlando Sentinel, says the 19-year-old Colman has signed a five-year, $3 million contract for the Lions, with Colman himself weighing in on the deal on local Paraguayan radio.

“I'm very happy to be joining Orlando City. It's a big step for my career," Colman said of the move, according to the Sentinel.

Late last month, Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color reported that Orlando had paid a $2.8 million transfer fee for the player.

The teenager comes from Paraguayan power Cerro Porteño, the same club that developed Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron. Colman helped the club capture the title in the 2017 Clausura and was a piece in the club's run to the semifinals of Copa Sudamericana in 2016.

Colman could feature in an attacking midfield role for head coach Jason Kreis or on the right wing.