Bogert: Orlando finalizing deal for Icelandic international Dagur Dan Thórhallsson
Orlando City is finalizing a deal to sign Icelandic international midfielder Dagur Dan Thórhallsson according to MLSSoccer.com's Tom Bogert. International reporter Fabrizio Romano also reported the signing.
Thórhallsson plays for Breidablik in the Icelandic league. He has 18 goals and 11 assists in his professional club career. The 22-year-old midfielder has four career appearances with the Icelandic senior national team.
The Icelandic midfielder is a versatile, box-to-box midfielder. Thórhallsson scored five goals and five assists in the last league season --- by far his most productive league campaign yet. He also played in six UEFA Conferenfe League qualifiers this year.
The signing fills a need for Orlando City in central midfield. The Lions lost veteran starter Junior Urso and the reliable Andres Perea in their midfield. Without Urso, Orlando lacked a natural box-to-box, goal dangerous central midfielder. Based on his profile, Thórhallsson could be that replacement.
The Icelandic international is also an extremely versatile player. Thórhallsson has played at least one game at eight different positions, including left back and center forward, according to Transfermarkt.
No transfer details have been disclosed or reported yet, but Thórhallsson's listed Transfermarkt value is €125,000. The midfielder likely won't hit the budget beyond a regular senior roster player.
Thórhallsson will be Orlando's ninth addition in this offseason (Orlando is also still waiting to officially sign Ramiro Enrique as the club's third U22). 10 players have also left the club this window as well. While many key figures remain on the roster remain, a huge chunk of the team will look significantly different this upcoming season.
Orlando brought in a new Designated Player with the signing of Martín Ojeda and Enrique will be another big money investment. U22 signing Gastón González will also debut for the club this season after missing last year with a knee injury.