Bogert: Orlando City sign Martin Ojeda as third Designated Player

River Plate v Godoy Cruz - Liga Profesional 2022
River Plate v Godoy Cruz - Liga Profesional 2022 / Marcelo Endelli/GettyImages

Orlando City signed Argentine winger Martín Ojeda as the club's third Designated Player, according to reporting from Cesar Luis Merlo and's Tom Bogert.

Ojeda is the current captain of Godoy Cruz in the Argentine league. He scored 13 goals and provided 14 assists across 3,858 minutes of action in all competitions this season.

The 24-year-old forward is currently valued at $8 million by Transfermarkt, though the transfer fee has not yet been reported. Ojeda exploded onto the Argentine soccer scene with Godoy Cruz over the last two seasons after an unassuming start to his career at Ferro and Racing Club.

Ojeda will likely slide in as the other starting winger alongside Uruguayan superstar Facundo Torres. The Lions will also have U-22 signing Gaston Gonzalez back in the fold on the outside after he missed the season with a serious knee injury.

The Godoy Cruz captain joins Torres and Austrian striker Ercan Kara as Orlando's three DPs. General manager Luiz Muzzi and the Orlando front office opened an extra spot after negotiating a non-DP contract extension with club captain Mauricio Pereyra.