Report: Orlando City SC nearing deal for Heracles winger Silvester van der Water


Orlando City SC are nearing a deal for Heracles winger Silvester van der Water, in keeping with reviews from Dutch outlet Algemeen Dagblad and The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio. 

The 24-year-old’s Eredivisie membership has confirmed that he won’t be available for selection of their Sunday league match against RKC Waalwijk as a switch will get labored out. In the meantime, Tenorio has reported that van der Water would join the Lions on a Focused Allocation Cash deal as a result of the switch price would surpass a sure monetary threshold.

After creating at Dutch second-division side Almere City, van der Water secured a move to Heracles in 2018. Within the past three seasons, he’s notched 13 goals and eight assists in 59 matches throughout all competitions.

Ought to van der Water come to Orlando, he’d bolster an offense that featured Nani and Chris Mueller as beginning wingers in 2020, when the Florida outfit snapped a five-year streak of not making the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. Additionally they have children Benji Michel and Alexander Alvarado as vast choices, so there’d be a bevy of selections at head coach Oscar Pareja’s disposal.

Earlier this offseason, Orlando bolstered their attack by buying former Brazil national team forward Alexandre Pato. Ought to van der Water come, he’d signify additional funding in an offense that scored 40 goals in 2020, second-highest within the Jap Conference and fifth-highest in MLS.


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