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Chicago Fire acquire Serbian midfielder Luka Stojanović

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It’s a two-year deal, with a club option for a third

Luka Stojanović
FK Čukarički

Serbian attacking midfielder Luka Stojanović is the newest member of the Chicago Fire.

The Fire announced today the club has acquired Stojanović via transfer from Serbian Superliga club FK Čukarički.

Stojanović, 26, is under contract with the Fire through the 2021 season with a club option for the 2022 season.

“Luka is a highly intelligent player with experience from competitive leagues in Europe,” Fire coach Raphael Wicky said via news release. “In addition, he is a very versatile player who can create and score goals for the team. We are very excited to have Luka on our roster going into the 2020 season.”

Stojanović is FK Čukarički’s top scorer this season, with 12 goals across all competitions, including two goals and one assist in Europa League Qualifying. Serbian news outlet Sportski zurnal, which broke the news, reports the Fire are paying a $500,000 transfer fee.

Stojanović originally began his professional career in Portugal with Sporting CP’s reserve team in 2012. He’s also played professionally in Greece and Belgium. He will occupy an international slot on the 2020 Fire roster.