Orlando City officially announced the signing of Dutch attacking midfielder Silvester van der Water from Heracles Almelo of the Eredivisie, the top flight of Dutch soccer. The 24-year-old winger has a three-year deal with a one-year option using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). He can join the Lions after his P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate have been received.
“We are excited to bring Silvester to Orlando and to Major League Soccer,” Orlando City Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi said in a club press release. “Silvester is an exciting, up-and-coming player that we have been targeting for a while. He will add yet another different dimension to our attacking corps, as we get ready to challenge for titles in a very fixture-packed year.”
The native of Blaricum, Netherlands was originally linked with Orlando City last September but a deal never materialized. Heracles had just lost some key players and was reportedly not willing to part with van der Water.