Standout Cavalry youngster Victor Loturi transferred to Scottish side Ross County
Cavalry FC midfielder Victor Loturi became the latest Canadian Premier League player to move abroad to pastures new, after it was announced that he has been sold to Scottish Premiership side Ross County on Tuesday morning. The 21-year-old is the second CPL standout to move to Europe in recent times, after York United’s star left-back Diyaeddine Abzi joined French Ligue 2 side Pau FC last week.
Loturi originally joined Cavalry during the inaugural 2019 season, playing twice in the Canadian Premier League and twice in the Canadian Championship. Just 17 when he signed, Loturi was a raw young prospect, but Cavalry boss Tommy Wheeldon Jr spoke highly of the youngster.
Loturi didn’t return to the team for The Island Games, instead attending Mount Royal University and intending to play for the Mount Royal Cougars as well as the Calgary Foothills side that has produced several Cavalry stars, but the COVID-19 pandemic nixed those plans. He returned to Cavalry last year via the 2021 CPL–U Sports Draft and had a breakout season.
Playing all but two of Cavalry’s matches in all competitions in 2021, Loturi established himself as one of the best young players in the league. He made 27 league appearances, scoring twice and adding an assist, as well as playing the Canadian Premier League semifinal and a Canadian Championship game. At the end of the year Loturi’s big season was recognized with a nomination for the league’s U21 Canadian Player of the Year award, which would be won by Alessandro Hojabrpour.
He was rewarded with a two-year contract extension through the 2023 season, with an option for the 2024 season, but now leaves just a third of the way through the first year of that deal.
Thus far in 2022, Loturi has played in all 12 of Cavalry’s matches — 10 in the league and twice in the cup. Operating mostly in his natural central midfield role, he even filled in at right back last week against Valour FC, not looking out of place at all and being named to the team of the week.