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Report: Sporting KC interested in signing Zelalem


Gedion Zelalem has yet to make his senior league debut for Arsenal, and that time may not come with  the Gunners if reported interest from Sporting Kansas City turns into a deal.

According to the Washington Post, Sporting KC is interested in signing the former U.S. U-20 and U-23 Men’s National Team midfielder. Zelalem, 22, has recently appeared for Arsenal’s reserve teams, but has had to deal with injuries along the way.

After originally representing Germany’s U-15 through U-17 teams, Zelalem switched his allegiance to the U.S. where he won 15 caps between the U-20 and U-23 teams. He has yet to win a cap with the USMNT.

Although SKC is interested in Zelalem’s services, nothing is official yet.

Zelalem had loan spells at Rangers and VVV Venlo, winning league titles each time. Between his time in Scotland and the Netherlands, Zelalem scored one goal in 30 combined appearances.

Sporting KC kicks off play in the Concacaf Champions League on Feb. 21st against Liga MX outfit, Toluca.


  1. KC is the perfect place for Gideon. Everyone knows Vermes will turn his career around like he has for a hundred other players. No one does it better.

  2. When I saw him play for our youth teams he has not impressed me much. He has some skills, but I thought he was lacking intensity and his injury history is a big red flag. If he wants to play decent first division, MLS may be the best place for him.

    • His injuries have really killed his progress. 4-5 years ago he was arguably the biggest prospect at arsenal. Comparisons to Fabregas all over the place. He’s in need of a career restart. Hopefully mls can provide it.


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