It appears the Vancouver Whitecaps may be adding another Costa Rican to the roster in the form of 31-year-old midfielder (right winger) Christian Bolanos. According to Evergol, the recently much-traveled Tico has parted ways with Deportivo Saprissa and has accepted a contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps. This is the third Tico to make their way to the Vancouver Whitecaps via Deportiva Saprissa, after Kendall Waston and Jordan Smith.
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.
Despite a slow December, January has been full of Vancouver Whitecaps player rumours and news with the signing of Japanese striker Masato Kudo and the full transfer of loanee Cristian Techera. It appears Carl Robinson is making the necessary tweaks to address the depth of the club.
Thoughts on the Saprissa to Vancouver pipeline? How about Bolanos? What is the Whitecaps still missing?