Los Angeles Football Club have made their first roster move of the post-coronavirus shutdown era, signing defender Andy Najar on a free transfer from Belgian club Anderlecht, the deal officially taking place on July 1 after his current contract expires.

The 27-year-old was linked with LAFC in February, and the player was spotted in postgame photos with the club in his street clothes on at least one occasion in the spring, before the coronavirus pandemic suspended the MLS season.

In addition, LAFC needed to be atop the Allocation Order in MLS to swing the deal, as Najar is on that list, and they accomplished that in a trade with Nashville SC on Feb. 26.

Najar began his professional career as a homegrown signing with D.C. United back in 2010, winning MLS Rookie of the Year that season. Starting out as a speedy right winger, he ended up mixing in time at right back before being sold to Anderlecht in 2013.