Scottish Sun: Ross County Set To Sign Loturi
We reported earlier this month that Victor Loturi had picked up interest from the Scottish Premiership, and now the Scottish Sun is reporting that Victor Loturi is set to sign with Ross County in the coming days.
The outlet reports that County boss Malky Mackay has already made the move for the youngster, who will likely be announced in the coming days.
Given that he was under contract with Cavalry until 2023, that means the club will be cashing in on a youngster they helped take flight in the professional game.
OneSoccer’s Oliver Platt has since reported that the deal involves a six-figure sum that may rise if he makes a number of appearances, along with a sell-on percentage, too.
Should the move come to fruition as expected, Loturi wouldn’t be the only Canadian on the books at Ross County: Harry and Ben Paton presently ply their trade there, too.
The Calgarian youngster has shown plenty of development at the Canadian Premier League level, breaking through with Tommy Wheeldon Jr.’s Cavalry FC side last year to establish himself as a regular starter.
The 21-year-old has featured in every single Cavalry FC match this season, accumulating 769 minutes of game time while bagging an assist against two-time champions Forge FC.
The young midfielder has made 45 appearances for Tommy Wheeldon Jr.’s side overall, tallying up two goals en route to a Best U-21 Domestic Athlete nomination from the league last year.
Loturi first arrived to Cavalry FC as a 17-year-old teenager in 2019, becoming the club’s youngest signing at the time. At that point he had already represented Alberta at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, and completed the Calgary Foothills FC Generation Program before turning professional.
While he only saw a handful of minutes back then, his return in 2021 following a stint with Mount Royal University saw him feature in almost every possible match throughout the club’s playoff-reaching campaign. He really found his legs while being deployed centrally and out on the right, scoring his first professional goals against Atletico Ottawa on two separate occasions.
Cavalry FC has some existing ties in Scotland, with Dominick Zator training with Ross County during the Canadian offseason in 2019. With Loturi’s transfer now fully expected, that bond seems set to grow.
Ross County is in the latter stages of preseason before the club’s 22-23 campaign begins next month.
In a twist of fate, Loturi’s older brother William Akio is also rumoured to be on the move after two seasons with Winnipeg’s Valour FC.
Source: Scottish Sun