The summer transfer window will be closing in the next few days for MLS clubs, and Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer has revealed that he is still hoping to bring in a few new names into the door. Hanauer is one of the experienced members in his role, and he has said that he would not take any transfer for granted unless it is signed the contract. He has said that the club this actively looking at a couple of players, but he is not willing to give too much away because of the fear that the deal may fall through.
Fredy Montero was recently involved in a transfer to Sporting CP. It was reported by Seattle Sounders as a loan deal, but many of the Portuguese media are reporting it as a full transfer.
Hanauer has clarified this situation by saying that it is technically a loan move, but from a structural point of view, it is a full transfer. The league is still working out on the deal according to Hanauer, who has failed to disclose the details of the money that will be exchanging hands. Seattle Sounders have some salary cap still available, which will permit them to bring in a couple of names.
“We are actively pursuing a couple of different angles. But as you guys know by now, it’ll be done when it’s really done — signed, sealed and delivered. I’ve been doing this enough to know that if you’re too confident in this stuff it’ll fall apart on you. I’m hopeful that we’ll get something done, but I think ‘confident’ is a little too aggressive of an adjective. From a practical standpoint, we’re thinking of it as a transfer, but from the technical standpoint, it was structured as a loan,” said the Seattle Sounders general manager.