Chicago Fire FC strengthened their attack by adding Serbian midfielder Luka Stojanovič.
Stojanovič, 26, signed a two-year deal with the club with an option for the 2022 season Thursday.
Chicago will be Stojanovič’s first career stop outside Europe. He comes to Major League Soccer from FK Cukaricki in the Serbian Superliga.
“Luka is a highly intelligent player with experience from competitive leagues in Europe,” Fire head coach Raphael Wicky said in a club statement. “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.”
Stojanovič represented Partizan’s youth academy from 2010-12 before joining Sporting CP, where he played exclusively for the Portuguese side’s B team.
From there, Stojanovič moved to Cyprus’ Apollon Limassol, where he scored 13 goals in 46 appearances from 2014-17. While under contract at Apollon, Stojanovič went on loan to Belgium’s Mouscron (2016) and Royal Antwerp (2017). He joined Čukarički in 2018 and logged 20 goals in 64 appearances.
The 26-year-old’s international career has been limited to three appearances with the U-17 Serbia men’s national team from 2009-11.