Reports: Montero heading to Sporting Clube de Portugal of Lisbon

Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Previous indications that the Seattle Sounders forward would head to Portugal are refined with indications that he is heading to historical power Sporting CP.

Once a vague link of Fredy Montero to some club in Portugal the on-loan player is now reportedly in talks (RTP) with Sporting CP of Lisbon. The reports (Relvado) all indicate that the goal is for Montero to leave Millonarios this Summer and join the Portuguese power when they start their next season. Goal.com's Spanish coverage seems to indicate it may only be for the length of the current loan deal. The RTP story goes the furthest and says that the deal to bring Montero to the one time European Cup Winners' Cup holders could be done within a few hours.

Sporting Clube de Portugal is one of the teams that could have the money to afford the kind of deal that would net Seattle Sounders FC allocation Money. Though only a midtable team this past season Sporting is historically the third best in Portugal. They were in the Europa League last season which gives a small financial bonus that must be focused on earning a spot in continental competition again.

If the asking price for Montero is met Hanauer & Co would gain significant financial flexibility in a transfer window where they are looking for DP level talent.

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