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Report: Lekic signs with Revs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – According to a report from The Boston Globe, 29-year-old Silkeborg striker Rajko Lekic, who was on trial with the Revolution two weeks ago, will join the Revolution upon the approval of a work visa.

The report, which cites a team source, stated that Lekic has already signed with the league. Pending the approval of his work visa, the Danish-Montenegrin footballer will join a squad that has lacked a true #9 center-forward since Taylor Twellman’s career was abruptly cut short due to concussion-related injuries.

In 96 career games with Silkeborg over two separate stints (2003-04, 2008-11), Lekic has scored a spectacular 69 goals. It is unclear whether he will be named the club’s first designated player, although his acquisition from Silkeborg indicates that he will likely be paid a princely sum to play for the Revs.

In light of the fact that there are currently no available international spots on the Revolution roster, the arrival of Lekic will likely force New England to find a trading partner to obtain one or will usher the release of a current international player.

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  1. Mike

    April 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I would guess they’ll try to make a trade for an international spot. If they were to release one of their current internationals they could have done so last week when they waived Sinovic. They waived Sinovic to keep their roster at 28. That allowed them to receive $75,000 in allocation money for for the two open spots. Why not waive an international instead? The only reason I can think of is they are unwilling to part with any of them. I wonder what we’ll have to give up to get the international spot? Probably some of that allocation money.

    • Sean Donahue

      April 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      Everything I’ve heard leads to me to believe they will be trading for a spot. Not sure what they’ll need to give up, but a draft pick wouldn’t surprise me.

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