The Vancouver Whitecaps are continuing their busy off-season, officially announcing the signing of midfielder Christian Bolanos from Costa Rica's Primera División side Deportivo Saprissa. No details of the deal were released, although it is a multi-year pact. The deal was made using Targeted Allocation Money.
AtlantisB talked about the rumor in an earlier post, which you can find here. The coles notes version however:
Bolanos is an attacking winger that has plenty of international experience, having been capped by the Costa Rican National Team 60 times and playing in the two World Cups. Since leaving FC Copenhagen in 2014, Bolanos has bounced around a bit, having played 12 games for Cartagines (Costa Rica) then heading to Al Gharafa (Qatar) for 11 games and concluding at Saprissa for 5 games.
Over his career, Bolanos has scored 46 goals in 336 appearances. His club honors include playing in the FIFA Club World Cup and receiving the Bronze Ball (scoring), and winning the CONCACAF Champions League title in 2005 with a runner-up finish in 2004.
The 'Caps official news release has a quote from Carl Robinson saying he's a player they've 'coveted for a while'. The 31 year old will join the Whitecaps in Tucson, Arizona, for pre-season training camp in February.