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Austin FC has reportedly signed 20-year old Slovenian star Žan Kolmanič for a cool $1.8 million.


According to Slovenian sporting sites Ekipa24 and Vecer, the young left-back defender has agreed to fill the Verdes' 23rd slot on their inaugural roster.

Kolmanič, who would be the team's second U-22 player, has made 44 appearances at current team NK Maribor since 2017. The club is currently 15-time national champions in the Slovenian PrvaLiga, Slovenia's premier league. Kolmanič has also played nationally for Slovenia's U-21 team.

The new prospect has already been called "the Luca Doncic of the MLS" fans, but Austin FC has yet to officially confirm the move.

If confirmed, Kolmanič would be the eighth defender to sign with Austin FC and would be the youngest on the roster alongside 20-year-old No. 1 SuperDraft pick Daniel Pereira.

Austin FC's current roster sits at:

  • 4 goalkeepers
  • 7 defenders
  • 6 midfielders
  • 6 forwards

After Kolmanič, the club has seven open spots to fill before it reaches its player cap.

Austin FC's full roster can be found here.

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