TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS:Signing
Sporting Kansas Metropolis introduced Wednesday they’ve signed middle again Andreu Fontas from La Liga’s Celta Vigo, two weeks after hyperlinks between the previous Barcelona youth academy product and MLS first surfaced.
Sporting KC used Focused Allocation Cash to signal Fontas, who has inked an MLS contract by 2022. He might be added to the Sporting KC roster and occupy a world spot pending a bodily and receipt of his Worldwide Switch Certificates and P1 visa.
“Andreu is an skilled defender who strengthens our roster,” Sporting KC supervisor Peter Vermes stated in a assertion. “He has a whole lot of qualities we search for in a participant, and we look ahead to integrating him into the workforce as we put together for the stretch run of the season.”
Fontas has spent every of the final 5 seasons with Celta Vigo in Spain’s top-flight La Liga, the place he began 100 of 105 league appearances and helped the membership to the semifinals of the 2016-17 UEFA Europa League. The defender developed in FC Barcelona’s famed La Masia youth academy alongside present Sporting KC midfielder Ilie, taking part in practically 100 matches mixed for FC Barcelona B and FC Barcelona from 2008-2012.
Though he seemed to be on the way in which out at Vigo, he reportedly selected MLS over different choices in Spain’s prime flight.
Ike Opara and Matt Besler have featured as Sporting’s middle again pairing for all however 4 of SKC’s 22 league matches this season. Together with signing Fontas, SKC introduced that they’ve parted methods with Argentine defender Emiliano Amor so Fontas at worst gives skilled depth on the place and at finest battles to Opara and Besler to be an everyday starter.