Montero move to Sporting could be completed by Sunday

Millonarios vs Envigado

By DAN KARELL

Fredy Montero’s proposed move to Sporting Club de Portugal could be completed as early as Sunday.

According to reports in Portugal, Montero’s agent is aiming to complete the deal by the end of the weekend, with the Lisbon club introducing the Colombian forward early next week. The latest report has Sporting paying €3 million ($3.85 million) in transfer fees to the Seattle Sounders for Montero’s services.

In what was likely Montero’s final match at his current club Millonarios, the on-loan striker scored his third goal in the last two games as his side took down Once Caldas on Thursday.

What do you think of this news? Do you believe Montero can succeed in Portugal?

Share your thoughts below.

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13 Responses to Montero move to Sporting could be completed by Sunday

  1. Adrian says:

    Damn Seattle scouts earned their money.

  2. Paul says:

    Read the headline and thought SKC had swooped in somehow..

  3. scott47a says:

    Great moment for MLS as a whole.
    I imagine this helps even more with the growing pipeline of young South Americans who might see the United States as a stepping stone to bigger and better. If you aren’t Euro-quality, why not go the US, train up and get recognized more and see if it leads to a move to the better Euro squads at some point?

  4. Steevens says:

    It will be interesting to see what Seattle does with the $$ and DP slot.

  5. SSFC fan says:

    Sounders already 3 DP slots filled without Montero so we’d need to move Sharlie Joseph to open another DP slot this season – Chicago need him?

  6. marty says:

    For the sake of MLS’ name, I hope he tears it up in Europe. Same goes for Andy Najar and any former MLSer that is purchased.

  7. ec says:

    I’m disappointed he wasn’t in Seattle playing this year, have a lot of good memories of watching him play. Will definitely be rooting for his success, anything that boosts the image as a league that’ll move you forward and brings us a bunch of young South American talent would be awesome.

  8. divers suck says:

    Sporting Lisbon is a fantastic place for Fredy Montero! They play in a wonderful urban stadium in downtown Lisbon, not to be confused with Benfica which is a few miles away but out by the freeways and warehouses, and it was the very place Christiano Ronaldo spread his wings at.
    Seattle ultimately got what they wanted as it was pretty clear up here from the beginning that the Sounders were a stepping stone for him to go to Europe. I wish him the best of luck with an equally passionate fan base as Seattle when he arrives in Lisbon!….I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended his career here several years down the road.