CARSON, CA - AUGUST 25: Fredy Montero #17 of Seattle Sounders FC celebrates his first half goal during the MLS match against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on August 25, 2012 in Carson, California. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Getty Images)
Another day, another Fredy Montero interview. It's like he's the hottest player in MLS or something. In this case he did an interview with El Pais of Colombia. The most revealing news to Seattle Sounders fans is that despite all the rumors of clubs interested in Montero, none have made an offer to buy.
Here's the Spanish
"Es algo que yo quiero cumplir. Es el sueño de todo jugador profesional. Pero las ofertas que han llegado al club y que mi empresario me ha dicho siempre han sido por préstamos. La institución y el dueño del Seattle saben que la posibilidad de reforzar a otro equipo en esa condición no la van a mirar, ellos quieren una venta absoluta, para tener un dinero en la transferencia y así traer a otro jugador que me pueda reemplazar. Esa ha sido la respuesta de año tras año de las ofertas que han llegado y lastimosamente no se han podido concretar", apunta Fredy.
And via Google translate and English version
"It's something that I want to accomplish.'s The dream of every professional player. But the offers that have come to the club and my employer told me they have always been for loans. The institution and the owner of Seattle know that the possibility of strengthening another team in that condition will not look, they want a sale absolute, for a money transfer and so bring in another player who can replace me. such has been the response of each year of the deals that have come and unfortunately have not been able to realize, "said Fredy.
It's interesting in that Montero started with Seattle on loan, and it is reported that Depor. Cali still holds 30% of his rights, but are not willing to let Montero go without replacing his production via another player. This is also another case of Montero's vacillation between wanting to stay in Seattle and go. Just last week he indicated that he wants to stay. How he speaks could be based upon his audience, so everyone would be left guessing, or it could be that he truly doesn't want to leave for just any European team, but the absolute right fit.
For now, the Goleador is ours and you can't have him - unless you want to pay him and Hanauer a lot of money.