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Philadelphia Union sign Haris Medunjanin

The Bosnian midfielder didn’t take long to get here.

Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina: Group F - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Just like that, the Philadelphia Union got their man. The Union have announced Bosnian midfielder Haris Medunjanin has joined after getting his release from Maccabi Tel Aviv. We don’t know exactly how much he the deal was worth, but we do know the Union have used Targeted Allocation Money and the deal is for two years with a club option for a third. We talked a bit about what to expect and why we’re a little bit excited about the prospects of having a big, attacking minded number 8 join the club earlier today.

That being said, his experience speaks for itself. Eight goals in 55 appearances for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s national team, including a 2014 World Cup game against Lionel Messi and Argentina. Internationally at a youth level, he played for the Netherlands (he has dual citizenship, as he emigrated when he was a child) team that won the 2006 UEFA World Championship. He has a heat-seeking free kick and can spray the ball just about anywhere, making him reminiscent of a Vincent Noguiera type player. If he can live up to that hype we should be pretty happy to have him here.