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Victor Mansaray reportedly on trial with Norwegian club

S2 head coach Ezra Hendrickson said Mansaray is “not with” the team right now, but made no mention of a trial

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According to a report in Bergensavisen, the second-largest daily newspaper in Bergen, Norway, Seattle Sounders FC Homegrown Player Victor Mansaray is on trial with local club Åsane, while top-tier club SK Brann is also observing him.

Mansaray hasn’t made any appearances for the Sounders first team this season, and has spent most of his time with Sounders 2. He was also with the US U-20 squad pretty recently, and S2 head coach Ezra Hendrickson said that he was also injured at one point. After S2’s win over Real Monarchs on Monday, Hendrickson said that "he’s trying to get back. He’s not with us right now, but he’ll be back soon." The Sounders have not provided an update on Mansaray’s status as of Tuesday.

According to the report, Åsane head coach Kjetil Knutsen has only observed Mansaray in two sessions as of Tuesday, but is already impressed with the young forward’s speed.

It’s worth noting that if the Sounders do sell Mansaray to Åsane, Brann, or any other club, they’ll be entitled to "receive three-fourths (3/4) the corresponding transfer or loan fee revenue (including agent fees and other expenses) from any transaction involving a Homegrown Player (regardless of service years)." No numbers have been thrown around yet, but it could net the Sounders a bit of cash that can be used as General Allocation Money (GAM)—up to $650,000.

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