Austin FC sign Slovenian defender Zan Kolmanic from NK Maribor

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing

Austin FC have acquired defender Zan Kolmanic from Slovenian membership NK Maribor on loan with a purchase order choice on the end of the season, the membership introduced Wednesday. Kolmanic will join on March 15.

Kolmanic, who turned 21 Wednesday, is primarily a left back and got here by way of the membership’s youth system. He has made 45 appearances with the membership’s first team, together with 14 appearances in 2018/19 because the membership received the Slovenian league title. A youth international with Slovenia, Kolmanic has most not too long ago featured together with his country’s U21 side.

“We’re happy to welcome Žan to Austin FC,” sporting director Claudio Reyna said in a membership assertion. “He’s a young, promising left back whose profile and type of play aligns with our match id. We glance forward to having Žan join the rest of the roster within the coming weeks.”

The defender joins Austin FC’s inaugural roster, including another choice alongside MLS veteran Ben Sweat at left back. The membership even have the likes of Matt Besler, Jhohan Romana and Nick Lima to headline the defensive unit. 

“Becoming a member of Austin FC is a really constructive step for my skilled improvement,” said Kolmanič. “I’m grateful to have the chance to join Major League Soccer and play for Austin FC, a Club that has excessive ambitions for its first ever season.”

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