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Official: Cavalry Youngster Loturi Joins Ross County

By on June 21, 2022 0 2909 Views

Scottish Premier League side Ross County FC has officially signed Canadian midfielder Victor Loturi from Cavalry FC.

The 21-year-old has joined the team on a three-year deal reportedly valued in the six figure range, which OneSoccer’s Oliver Platt reports also includes potential appearance bonuses and a sell-on percentage, too.

“Victor is a really exciting player for us,” said Ross County boss Malky Mackey. “At 21 he has really good and valuable experience in the men’s game and is a player we feel we can help develop over the next period of his career.”

The young midfielder had 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. Having broken through as a regular starter in 2021, he’s featured regularly since then and had appeared in every single league match this season, accumulating 769 minutes of game time while bagging an assist against two-time champions Forge FC. 

“Victor has been a terrific player for us.” said Cavalry’s Tommy Wheeldon Jr. “He has exceptional technical ability and game intelligence that allowed us to use him as a key part of our possession play. He also has an incredible engine that provided us with great energy throughout our games. Through hard work, patience, and perseverance, he took his chance and never looked back. We will miss Victor, but wish him nothing but the best in the next chapter of his career.”

Worth A Read: Why Loturi Caught The Eye Of Ross County

Mackay stated that once the Scottish Premier League side had scouted Loturi and expressed interest, things moved into place quite quickly and cooperatively with the Canadian Premier League side.

The versatile midfielder can operate box-to-box, but has shown plenty of prowess out on the right flank, too – even featuring as a right-back as needed, with his fast pace causing problems on the touchline.

Cavalry already had a fairly close relationship with The Staggies, with Dominick Zator once training with them during Cavalry’s offseason.

Cavalry FC Victor Loturi
Loturi playing for Cavalry FC in 2019.

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. 

Thomas Nef reported that Loturi had picked up Scottish Premiership interest a few weeks ago, with things moving quickly since.

With his visa successfully processed, Loturi has already joined up with Ross County ahead of their preseason in Italy.

His older brother William Akio, a South Sudanese international, is also rumoured to be involved in a potential move to Scotland.

Should Loturi make waves, he won’t be the only Cavalry export to do so: Joel Waterman has impressed at the MLS level for years now, with Mohamed Farsi recently making his debut there, too.

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