TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
Orlando City SC have added a third Designated Player ahead of the 2023 MLS season, announcing Saturday they’ve acquired winger Martín Ojeda from Argentine Primera División side Godoy Cruz.
The 24-year-old Argentine’s deal runs through 2025 with club options in 2026 and 2027. Ojeda’s DP spot opened when midfield playmaker Mauricio Pereyra re-signed this offseason on a non-DP deal.
Ojeda joins Uruguayan international winger Facundo Torres and Austrian international striker Ercan Kara as DPs on the Lions’ roster – providing a high-priced front three for head coach Oscar Pareja.
“Martín is a player that we have targeted for some time and are thrilled to have him join us. He is one of the most promising South American players, with a profile and playing style that fits our club identity,” Luiz Muzzi, Orlando’s EVP of soccer operations and general manager, said in a release.
“His versatility and tenacity in the attacking third make him a dangerous player in our offensive end, and he has an incredible work rate off the ball that make him difficult for opponents to deal with. Martín is a key acquisition for us, both this season and beyond, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him with us in Orlando.”