The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
UPDATE: Loan papers await Montero’s signature, says Millionarios official.
The latest on the rumored move by Sounders striker Fredy Montero to Colombia is a rather abrupt radio interview statement Friday by a spokesman for the player:
“It has been hard for Seattle seeing its star leaving, but we think that Fredy’s time in Seattle is done,” Montero’s agent, Helmut Wenin, told RCN Antena 2. “We are grateful for the opportunity, the great treatment Fredy had from the Sounders and MLS, but we think it is time for Fredy to take his chances.
“We are just closing the details with Millonarios, and we hope that the deal can be made public shortly.”
Since the news broke yesterday that a deal might be close, Sounders fans have been chatting up the story across all social media.
Some Seattle followers are sad to see Fredy go and are lashing out at “haters” who they feel didn’t see the value and style Montero brought Seattle. Others are posting happiness at the move, suggesting Montero was hard to count on in crucial matches. Still others are taking a wait-and-see approach, wanting to know how the Sounders will replace him.
“Fredy is excited about the chance to play in Copa Libertadores,” Montero’s agent Helmut Wenin is quoted in the article. “It is hard from him to move on from the great years he has had in MLS, but it is in his best interest to try another experience right now.”