Tuesday, July 23, 2013

KC Linked with Honduran Midfielder

It's been a quiet summer transfer window for Kansas City.  Not many rumors, and according to Robb Heineman, Sporting KC fans shouldn't expect much out of the window.

But today we have a rumor about a player that KC is interested in.  Steven Goff from the Washington Post mentioned that Sporting KC was interested in Honduran midfielder, Jorge Claros. The 27 year old midfielder has appeared 39 times for the Honduran national team, scoring 3 times, including once in this year's Gold Cup (see the goal at the 1:34 mark here). He has been playing with Motagua in the Honduran league, but had spent the last season and a half on loan to Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League. He's a defensive midfielder who could challenge Oriol Rosell for time, or possibly allow Rosell to push up the field a little bit and let Claros play a more destroyer type role. Claros could certainly help fill a role in KC's midfield, especially iwth Paulo Nagamura still having ankle issues that have dragged on for a number of weeks now.

The interesting part regarding this rumor has been the comments from Sporting regarding the rumor. Thad Bell asked both Heineman and Peter Vermes regarding Claros.  Heineman, who is usually fairly straight forward with denying rumors if there's nothing to them directed Bell to talk to Vermes. When Bell went to talk to Vermes, the technical director said "That's interesting. He is a guy we looked at."

Both sets of comments are different than what you normally get out of the two when they're asked about rumors. Whether that gives the rumor more validity or not remains to be seen. Claros impressed during his time with Hibs in Scotland, so there's likely to be other interest in the midfielder, so KC could be playing coy to try to keep the price from being shot up on them.

1 comment:

hartley said...

I hope this is more than a rumor.