The Red Bulls have signed Venezuelan midfielder Jesús Castellano to a one-year MLS contract that begins on March 22, the club announced Thursday.

The deal has option years in 2023, 2024 and 2025, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate.

Castellano will turn 18 on March. He occupy an international spot on the roster, although head coach Gerhard Struber said that he will start his tenure with the club with Red Bulls II in the USL Championship.

“I’m happy to welcome Jesús to our club,” Struber said in a statement. “He is a very interesting young player, and our goal is to help him improve, continue to develop, and learn our style of football. When he arrives, his development with Red Bulls II will be helpful to his pathway to the first team.”

Castellano will join the Red Bulls after spending the last year with Yaracuyanos FC, a first division Venezuelan club. He made six appearances in 2021, his first professional season. He logged 300 minutes after making his professional debut on May 8 against Gran Valencia.

“Jesús is an exciting young player,” Red Bulls head of sport Kevin Thelwell said in a statement. “He’s a versatile offensive midfielder with sound technical abilities and a creative mind. We look forward to his continued development within our environment.”