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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II have signed Revolution Academy midfielder Esmir Bajraktarevic to a professional contract ahead of the 2022 season. The 16-year-old native becomes the sixth Revolution Academy product to earn promotion to Revolution II. Born in March 2005, the 16-year-old becomes second-youngest player to sign with Revolution II since the club began play in 2020.

“When Esmir joined our Academy program over the summer, we knew he would make an immediate impact with his talent and ability on the field,” said Revolution Technical Director Curt Onalfo. “We are proud to see Esmir make so much progress in such a short span, a sign of our Academy’s continued growth, and we are excited to see his development continue at the professional level next season.”

Bajraktarevic, 16, joined the Revolution Academy’s residency program in August 2021. The midfielder immediately began training with Revolution II and made his professional debut on Aug. 21. Bajraktarevic spent the final three months of the 2021 USL League One season with Revolution II, appearing in 11 games with five starts and logging 457 minutes. He netted his first professional goal on Sept. 11 at North Carolina FC, becoming the third different Academy player to score a goal in a professional match for Revs II in 2021.

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TRANSACTION: Midfielder Esmir Bajraktarevic signed with New England Revolution II on Nov. 18, 2021.