Report: Montero to sign with Sporting Lisbon

Report: Montero to sign with Sporting Lisbon

South American Soccer

Report: Montero to sign with Sporting Lisbon

Millonarios vs Equidad

By DAN KARELL

One-time Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero could be donning the green of Sporting Lisbon this fall.

The Portuguese club has reportedly reached an agreement with the Colombian front-man on a five-year contract, and now all that’s left is settling the transfer fee to take him from his on-loan club Millonarios to Portugal ahead of the upcoming season.

The Lions, Sporting Lisbon’s nickname, have reportedly been tracking Montero for a long time but only reached an agreement with him yesterday. Having sold Rick Van Wolfswinkel and Salim Cisse to Norwich in England and Academica in Portugal, respectively, the Lions are in need of strikers for next season.

Since moving to Millonarios in January, Montero has failed to live up to expectation, scoring just five times in 20 domestic league appearances, and going scoreless in five appearances in the Copa Libertadores this past spring.

What do you make of this news? Excited to see Montero go abroad? Do you see him finding his scoring touch in Portugal?

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