Revs acquire Serbian goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic
With Matt Turner slated to depart the club for Arsenal later this year, the New England Revolution made a move for another goalkeeper with the acquisition of Serbian keeper Djordje Petrovic from Serbian SuperLiga club FK Čukarički.
In addition to acquiring Petrovic in exchange for an undisclosed fee, the Revs also signed Petrovic to a three-year MLS contract, and with a one-year option tacked on to the end of the contract.
“Djordje is a welcomed addition to our roster,” Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said in a statement confirming the acquisition and signing. “He is a young goalkeeper with excellent physical qualities and potential. His play in the Serbian SuperLiga has been impressive, and we feel he has a great future with our club.”
A 6-foot-4 goalkeeper, Petrovic will come to New England after a Serbian SuperLiga career that included 33 clean sheets and a 0.99 goals-against average across all competitions in 86 games over three seasons with FK Čukarički.
The 22-year-old Petrovic also made his senior international debut for Serbia in Jan. 2021, and posted a clean sheet in a friendly against the Dominican Republic.
The Revolution currently sit in a three-way tie for the second-fewest points in the Eastern Conference, with one win, one draw, and three losses out of the gate this season.