Orlando City star winger Facundo Torres signed a new contract extension with the club, according to reports from Fabrizio Romano and Tom Bogert. Torres is reportedly signed through 2027 and Romano reported the deal includes a $30 million release clause.
If a team were to trigger that release clause, it would be a new record for an outgoing transfer in Major League Soccer.
The young Uruguayan talent set a new club record for goal contributions in a single season. He scored 13 goals and provided 10 assists in all competitions last year. Torres got better as the season went along and dominated in the team's succesful US Open Cup run.
Torres originally signed with Orlando January of last season on a contract through 2025. Orlando dished out a club-record transfer fee to bring in the talented winger from Uruguayan giants Peñarol.
This new contract doesn't necessarily ensure that Torres will stay in Orlando for the next four years, but it does add an extra level of insurance for the club. If a European club wants to poach the Uruguayan talent, they'll have to break the MLS transfer record to do it.
This deal also ensures that Torres will most likely stay in Orlando at least for a little while longer. He's only 22 years old, and his window to leave for Europe is wide-open for the next five or six years. If Torres want to stay and compete with this core in Orlando, he can do so without comprimising his European future.