Monday, March 10, 2014

Sporting Closing in on Signing Toni Rodriguez?

It looks like KC is on the verge of bringing in another new player based on reports out of Spain. The rumor out of Spain today is that Celta Vigo player Toni Rodriguez is in Kansas City for a medical ahead of signing with the club. Reports the last few weeks have talked about Rodriguez wanting Celta Vigo to tear up the contract the player has with the club so that he can make the move to KC. With him recently signing a new contract that apparently has him under contract to the Spanish club until 2017, it's not surprising that they wouldn't want to do that. Reports are that a deal is being finalized at this time.
Today's article makes it sound like the deal for Rodriguez would be a loan through December. At that point the team could decide if they want to keep Rodriguez the same way they ended up keeping Jimmy Medranda after his loan move last year.
Combine the articles out of Spain reporting that Rodriguez is in the US with Robb Heineman's Tweet today and you can connect the dots. A player that's been linked with KC is in town while Robb says we're on the verge of a nice new signing. Include the fact that Peter Vermes has said Rodriguez is a guy they've looked at and it's easy to make the guess that Rodriguez is set to be a Sporting KC player.

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