Montero moves on loan to Sporting Lisbon

Montero moves on loan to Sporting Lisbon

South American Soccer

Montero moves on loan to Sporting Lisbon

Fredy Montero

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By DAN KARELL

Fredy Montero’s long awaited transfer to Sporting Lisbon is finally complete.

The Seattle Sounders announced on Monday that Sporting have agreed to sign Montero on loan for the upcoming season, with an option to make the transfer permanent. Montero was reported to have been in Lisbon this past weekend for his medical with Sporting, and it was only a matter of time before the two clubs came to an agreement.

The 25-year-old forward spent the last six months on-loan with Millonarios in Colombia, largely disappointing in their Copa Libertadores campaign earlier in the year but coming on strong towards the end of the season, scoring three goals in his final two games.

In four seasons in Major League Soccer, Montero became the Sounders all time leading goalscorer with 47 in league play and 60 in all competitions. He helped the club win the U.S. Open Cup in three successive seasons.

What do you think of this news? Do you see Montero moving permanently to Europe? Do you believe he can help replace the loss of Ricky Van Wolfswinkel?

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