Djordje Petrovic reveals Champions League aims after signing new NE Revs contract

Chris Smith
Petrovic has enjoyed a great start in MLS.
Petrovic has enjoyed a great start in MLS. / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic has outlined his goals to return to Europe and play in the Champions League after signing a new deal through the 2025 MLS season.

Petrovic has proved an excellent replacement for USMNT star Matt Turner, who left for Arsenal over the summer. The Serbian stopper has kept seven clean sheets in 20 appearances, averaging 4.1 saves per 90 minutes along the way - the most of any goalkeeper to play 15+ games this season.

That form has been rewarded with a new deal that would keep Petrovic with the Revs through 2025 with an option for 2026. However, it's far more likely to be about maximizing the club's return on their investment.

“Well, my goal is to eventually go back to Europe and sign for some of the major teams there," Petrovic honestly replied when asked about his future. "But this is a good experience for me. I signed a new contract today and I will definitely stay here another six months to a year to get more experience.

"I’m looking at my career step-by-step so I’m really enjoying it here and I feel I am progressing every day. But definitely, my goal is to go back and sign a contract for some team in Europe.”

And when Petrovic - who was named as the Revs' MVP for 2022 recently - says he wants to play for a 'major' team, he means it. The 23-year-old's sights are fully set on the Champions League.

"There is no specific team that I would like to sign for but definitely one of the team’s playing in the UEFA Champions League or a big club," he added.

Already out of MLS Cup Playoffs contention, the Revs travel to the Chicago Fire on Sunday in the final day of the 2022 regular season.

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