Just as soon as the rumors started surfacing in the public sphere, Real Salt Lake’s signing of Alfredo Ortuño, a 26-year-old Spanish forward, seems has been made official in a club-issued press release.
In the release, Ortuño said he’s excited to live in the United States.
“I’m very happy to be signing with Real Salt Lake and very excited to live in America,” Ortuño said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to continue to grow as a player in a challenging environment.”
RSL general manager Craig Waibel spoke highly of Ortuño’s goalscoring record.
“He has a proven track record of scoring goals at a high level in Spain,” Waibel said. “We believe he can come in, challenge the status quo and continue to push to make our team better.”
Unsurprisingly, Ortuño’s signing announcement included a note about the signing using targeted allocation money. This will almost certainly mean that Ortuño will not be listed as a designated player in the coming season.
Ortuño last played at Las Palmas.