TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
Sporting KC have signed French midfielder Remi Walter, the club announced Tuesday. Walter was a free agent and had most recently played for Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkey.
Walter, 25, made nine appearances with Malatyaspor. He was previously with OGC NIce, then-coached by Patrick Vieira, where he made 74 appearances. He's also played for AS Nancy and ES Troyes in France.
He's represented the French National Team at U-17 & U-21 levels. He's featured in @EuropaLeague and @ChampionsLeague qualifying. He brings 74 appearances from the French Ligue 1.— Sporting KC (@SportingKC) December 22, 2020
He's Remi Walter. He's 25. And he's Sporting Blue. pic.twitter.com/G5APVUinHN
He made regular caps with French youth national teams, up to the U-21 level.
“Remi Walter is an experienced midfielder who will add quality to our team,” SKC manager and sporting director Peter Vermes said in a club statement. “We are happy to welcome him to Kansas City and look forward to his quick adaptation within our club.”
The central midfielder is the club's first addition of the offseason. SKC topped the Western Conference in 2020 before falling to Minnesota United in the playoffs.