USL League One side North Texas SC have snapped up Ghanaian teenager Hope Kodzo Avayevu, pending approval by the league and the US Soccer Federation.
Avayevu has signed a three-year contract for the club with an option to extend for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.
The 18-year-old is a product of the Faith Soccer Academy in Ghana.
Avayevu was a standout performer in the 2019 Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup with Bechem United FC before joining affiliate club FC Dallas.
"Hope is a very exciting young talent that we have been tracking for a while now and also had the opportunity to bring him to train with us last year," North Texas General Manager Matt Denny said.
"He has been a on the radar for many big clubs and we have worked hard to bring him here. We see a really bright future for Hope."
The youngster becomes the first major signing for North Texas ahead of the new campaign.