Fredy Montero's transfer is all but completed, according to reports out of Portugal. The Colombian has apparently already signed a five-year deal and is undergoing his physical. We've now apparently moved into the stage where local fans of Sporting CP start really assessing what they've got. Depending on your perspective, this a chance to either marvel at what we once had or start the pain all over again.
The linked video above is a pretty stark reminder that Montero was capable of some absolutely brilliant moments. There are more than a few goals against big rivals like the Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps mixed in with wonder strikes from all over the field.
Say what you will about Montero's consistency, but the Sounders will be very lucky to ever find another player who was capable of doing the things he was. He'll definitely be missed. We can only hope it's not too much.