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Who is David Llanos and will he join the Sounders?

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With just a week until the primary transfer window closes, the Seattle Sounders have yet to add any talent during the season beyond Herculez Gomez. That may be changing as word out of Chile is that David Llanos of Universidad Católica is reportedly coming to the United States to sign with an MLS team.

If you remember the 26-year-old Llanos it is because he was one of two "also mentioned" in the Jeisson Vargas rumor article back in early April. We know that the Sounders FO has looked at several U.C. players.  Llanos doesn't quite fit as the midfielder they are trying to find, David is a center forward. He's also merely younger, but at 26 not young in the way that Vargas is. Unfortunately with Jeisson being pursued by BVB, Galatasaray, Anderlecht and Udinese, that's a budget battle that Seattle is unlikely to win.

Still, the Sounders need talent, and if getting Llanos is merely one of two deals he should improve the team overall. Over the past three seasons he has averaged .60 goals per 90 with 36 goals in league play (.59 in all competitions from 44 goals). In addition Llanos has 13 all-competitions assists in that stretch. His highlight video shows a variety of goals created through footwork, poaching, and even quality headed goals. His highlights are reminiscent of Fredy Montero - without the shots from distance.

The Summer transfer window opens on July 4th and closes August 3rd. The current window closes on May 11th.