According to El Heraldo out of Colombia, the Vancouver Whitecaps are close to adding striker Fredy Montero, the former Seattle Sounder who’s currently playing in China with Tianjin Teda.
Montero was in MLS with the Sounders from 2009 to 2012, scoring 47 goals in 109 appearances.
Here’s a quote from the report, with the help of google translate.
Only a few details are missing. Fredy Montero is close to returning to Major League Soccer (MLS) football, confirmed yesterday to EL HERALDO two sources of integer credit.
The Atlantean striker, who had been playing for the Tianjin Teda of the Chinese Super League, has virtually agreed to sign a contract with the North American organization, which would place him in the Whitecaps of Vancouver, Canada.
For what it’s worth, there were rumblings earlier this month that Montero could re-join the Sounders.
#TianjinTedaFC：Fredy Montero, the Colombian football player, is about to leave and will possibly join Seattle Sounders FC (#MLS). pic.twitter.com/QTlc6P4CAu— Sodasoccer (@sodasoccer) January 19, 2017
The Whitecaps need a reliable scorer, and could also use a big name after a relatively quiet off-season. The 29 year old Montero could fit those needs, and would be a big step towards making this club more formidable as we approach the beginning of the MLS Regular Season.
What are your thoughts? Do you want the Whitecaps to sign Montero?