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Ex-Chelsea Forward Eidur Gudjohnsen On Trial With Sounders

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Eidur Gudjohnsen is reportedly on trial with the Seattle Sounders.
Eidur Gudjohnsen is reportedly on trial with the Seattle Sounders.

UPDATE: Adrian Hanauer has confirmed that Gudjohnsen will be here this week. He also noted that it's at least possible that he could play this year, although did not make a signing sound imminent.

It would appear that the Seattle Sounders might not be done making moves, after all. Former Chelsea and Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen told an Icelandic publication that he is joining the Seattle Sounders for a trial.

"I'm just going to see situations, I train there for a few days and see how I described on this," he's quoted as telling 433.is via Google Translate. "It's been playing for a while, I decided to put me on this. I'm not ready to promise anything before I get there, I just go and meet people at the club."

Gudjohnsen, 33, played for Greek giants AEK Athens during the 2011-12 season, scoring one goal in 10 league appearances. Prior to that, though, he played for Chelsea from 2000-06 and for Barcelona from 2006-09. In about 250 appearances with those teams, he scored 64 goals. He also scored 24 goals while suiting up for his native Iceland.

Since 2009, Gudjohnsen has been looking for a permanent home. He's spent time with Tottenham, Fulham, Stoke City and Monaco, but never for very long. He was also reportedly considering a DP offer from Kansas City back in 2010.

Gudjohnsen is a free, which means the Sounders could add him despite the transfer window being closed. How much he has left and how expensive he'd be are still very much open questions, though.

(H/T to Sounder at Heart reader Greg Pirki Lives for bringing this to our attention)