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Report: Fredy Montero sold to Sporting CP Lisbon for $3.25 Million pending medical clearance

Earlier this week Montero said he didn't know if he'd need to go to Portugal, Colombia or Canada at the end of his stay in the Seattle area. It seems his journey will be from Seattle to Lisbon to Toronto over the next four days.

Fredy Montero to finally change shirts?
Fredy Montero to finally change shirts?
Otto Greule Jr

Portuguese site O Jogo is saying that all parties involved in the Fredy Montero transfer saga have agreed to the deal and only a medical clearance is needed for the deal to be final. The price starts with Seattle Sounders FC (and MLS) getting 2.5 Million Euros (3.25M $US), but depending on meeting certain performance clauses during the contract could be worth as much as 4 Million Euros (5.2M $US). An interesting, new sidenote is that Millonarios would receive 250,000 Euros.

Sporting CP of Lisbon uses 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 variants and recently acquired Salim Cisse from a rival club to be their high forward and thoughts on Sporting message boards are that Montero would need to be more of a creator than high striker in their system.

How much allocation money Sounders FC would receive for the deal is unlikely to be officially revealed, but this deal looks to lead to some allocation money coming Seattle's way.

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