TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Report
LAFC midfielder Latif Blessing is continuing to draw interest from Brazilian club Vasco da Gama, according to various reports, with a story from Football Ghana claiming that on a one-year loan with a purchase option has been agreed,
Blessing has remained linked in the Brazilian press with a move away from the 2019 Supporters’ Shield winners, though head coach Bob Bradley said last week that he’s not heard of such offers.
Bob Bradley on the Latif Blessing to Vasco transfer rumors:— Tom Bogert (@tombogert) October 6, 2020
"Speculation. ... I have not heard anything about an offer to buy Latif.” #LAFC
Even further, there are reports that Vasco’s board has denied reaching any agreement to sign Blessing. It adds that interest remains, but nothing is finalized.
A direção executiva do Vasco desmente qualquer acerto com Latif Blessing. O interesse permanece, mas não há fechamento do negócio.— Atenção, Vascaínos! (de 🏠) (@AVascainos) October 17, 2020
However things materialize, Blessing remains a key piece for LAFC. He has four assists in 17 games (16 starts) this season, cementing his place as one of MLS’s most-versatile players. The 23-year-old can play in midfield, plus at winger and outside back.
Originally picked in the 2017 Expansion Draft from Sporting Kansas City, Blessing has transformed from a wide player to box-to-box midfielder with a tireless work rate. He was previously named the 2016 Ghana Premier League player of the year while at Liberty Professionals.