Midfielder Gedion Zelalem has joined Sporting Kansas City in a transfer from Arsenal FC of the English Premier League, the MLS club announced Monday.

Zelalem, 22, signed for the 2019 season with club options for 2020 and 2021.

"Gedion is a talented player and we are excited to welcome him to the club," said Peter Vermes, Sporting K.C. manager and sporting director. "We look forward to his integration into the squad as the team competes in multiple competitions throughout the season."

Zelalem spent the past six seasons with Arsenal's youth and senior teams. He was loaned out to Scotland's Rangers FC in 2015-16 and to the Dutch club VVV Venlo the following year.

Born in Berlin and a dual citizen of Germany and the United States, Zelalem has represented the U.S. at the under-20 and under-23 levels.

--Field Level Media

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