Report: Sporting KC's Oriol Rosell in Lisbon to complete move to Sporting Clube de Portugal
The intrigue surrounding Oriol Rosell thickened on Tuesday as Portuguese media outlets reported that the Sporting Kansas City midfielder has traveled to Lisbon to complete a transfer to Portuguese top-flight side Sporting Clube de Portugal.
“The Kansas City player arrived this morning in Lisbon for a medical examination, but did not speak [to the media] at the airport,” claimed O JOGO, who also stated that the Spaniard would sign a five-year contract with the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League qualifiers.
Mais Futebol reported that Rosell could be presented as early as Tuesday afternoon. There remains no confirmation or comment on the deal from Sporting Kansas City, however.
Sporting CP are a founding member of Portugal's Primeira Liga and finished in second place behind Benfica in the top flight this season, which concluded last month.
The Lisbon club is the home of Colombian striker and former Seattle Sounders star Fredy Montero, who was Sporting's leading scorer this season.
The summer transfer window for MLS clubs runs from July 8 to Aug. 6. Rosell joined Kansas City during the summer transfer window in 2012.