The days-long saga -- in which Roman Torres has gone from virtually unknown to Seattle Sounders fans to the absolute must-have player of the summer transfer window -- appears to be coming to an end, and likely to the satisfaction of all the key parties. After first being reported by Win Sports, media outlets from all around Colombia are now reporting that Torres' move is essentially complete.
After days of wrangling, the final hurdle was apparently cleared when Millonarios -- Torres' current club -- signed off on the deal, the club's president told Win Sports. Previously, it was being reported that Torres' youth Club, Chepo, had been holding up the deal due to their unwillingness to relinquish their 25 percent stake in the player. It remains unclear how that portion of the deal has been settled.
The details aside, the massive center back now appears to be free to join the Sounders and could potentially feature as soon as Sunday against Orlando City SC. The Sounders could look extremely different in that game, potentially having Obafemi Martins, Clint Dempsey and Osvaldo Alonso back in action as well as possibly debuting newly acquired Andreas Ivanschitz and Nelson Haedo Valdez.