DC United sign forward Nigel Robertha from Bulgarian membership PFC Levski Sofia

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing

D.C. United have bolstered their attack forward of the 2021 MLS season, buying forward Nigel Robertha from Bulgarian first-division side PFC Levski Sofia by utilizing Focused Allocation Cash (TAM).

Robertha, 23, has signed a three-year deal via the 2023 season with an possibility for 2024. He’ll formally join the Black-and-Red pending the receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificates (ITC).

“We have now been monitoring Nigel over the past two seasons and we’ve been impressed with him in all phases of the sport, significantly his means to stretch the sport vertically, press and counter-press, and score and manufacture all sorts of goals in each state of affairs,” Dave Kasper, D.C. United’s normal manager and vice president of soccer operations, said in a launch. “Nigel is a vibrant young talent at 23 and we’re wanting forward to welcoming him to our household when he arrives forward of our season opener on April 17.”

Throughout 39 video games with PFC Levski Sofia, Robertha scored 20 goals and recorded eight assists. A product of Eredivisie side Feyenoord’s academy, he scored 16 occasions and logged eight assists in 59 video games in two prior seasons with SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden in Holland’s second division.

Eligible for Curacao’s national team, Robertha has represented Holland youth national teams on the Under-15 via Under-18 ranges. He initially joined Feyenoord’s academy at age 11.

Heading into their first season under head coach Hernan Losada, D.C. United even have Ola Kamara and Yordy Reyna as key forwards. Within the final third, different vital pieces embrace attacking midfielder Edison Flores and US males’s national team midfielder Paul Arriola, whereas Julian Gressel can slot into a number of totally different positions.

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