Dejan Ljubicic - playing - Rapid Vienna

Report: Chicago Fire FC signing Dejan Ljubicic from Rapid Vienna for 2.5 million Euros


Chicago Fire FC will pay Rapid Vienna a $2.7 million transfer fee to sign 22-year-old central midfielder Dejan Ljubicic, according to a report from Austian outlet Kurier.

If completed, the move would be the Fire's second this offeason for a player who spent time at Rapid Vienna after inking Robert Beric to a Designated Player contract from Ligue 1's Saint Etienne.

The Austian-born Ljubicic, of Bosnian-Croatian heritage, has been a regular for Vienna's first team over the last three seasons, making 91 first-team appearances and scoring seven goals in all competitions after coming through the club's youth academy.

Last season, 12 of those games came in the UEFA Europa League, where he helped Rapid reach the second round after finishing second in a group that included Villareal, Glasgow Rangers and Spartak Moscow.

Internationally, Ljubicic has appeared for Austria's U-21 side but has yet to be capped by the senior team.

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