Austin FC has announced that they reached an agreement with Colombian side Deportivo Cali for the transfer of midfielder Jhojan Valencia.
Valencia, 25, joins Austin FC on a three-year contract with an option for the 2025 season after leading Deportivo Cali to the 2021 Liga BetPlay Dimayor Torneo Finalización (Colombian first division) title.
Valencia will occupy an international spot on the Austin FC roster.
A native of Cali, Colombia, Valencia made 73 appearances in all competitions for Deportivo Cali, registering one goal and one assist en route to two Colombian First Division Titles – the first league championship coming in 2015 during his debut season with Cali and the second in 2021.
In addition, the midfielder spent time on loan with Cúcuta Deportivo in 2017 and two seasons on loan with Unión Magdalena in 2018 and 2019, helping Unión win promotion to the Colombian top flight for the 2019 season.
In total, Valencia made 163 professional appearances in Colombia from 2015-2021.