July 21, 2018 / 4:23 AM / 4 months ago

Red Bulls sign Romanian midfielder Ivan

The New York Red Bulls signed attacking midfielder Andreas Ivan of Romania, pending receipt of his P-1 Visa, the club announced Friday.

The addition marked the Red Bulls’ first move of the secondary transfer window.

Ivan, 23, had joined the team as a trial for a week in June and will take up an international spot on the roster.

“We are pleased to welcome Andreas to our club,” said Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett in a statement. “Andreas is a young, dynamic player with a lot of qualities we like. He has already gained a good amount of professional experience and immediately improves our roster. We look forward to seeing how he can continue to grow as a player and contribute to our club.”

Since he began his professional career in Germany in 2013-14, Ivan had 96 senior team appearances with five different clubs.

Ivan has played professionally in Germany since the 2013-14 season, when he was promoted from the Stuttgart U-19s to the senior team. He owns 16 goals and 14 assists overall, with his most productive season in 2017-18 for SV Waldhof Mannheim, when he scored eight goals and added six assists in 36 matches.

“I’m happy to welcome Andy to our club,” stated Red Bulls coach Chris Armas. “Andy is a dynamic attacker who can unbalance defenses with and without the ball. He has a fearlessness and a great energy about him which will help him fit in right away. We think he’s going to be a great addition to our team.”

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