Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Silly Season Rumors: Sporting Chasing Ghanaian Golden Boot Winner

More rumors of Sporting Kansas City interest in attacking players, this time from Africa, where Sporting is reportedly interested in forward/winger Latif Blessing. Blessing, currently a member of Liberty Professionals FC in Ghana won the Ghanaian Premier League's golden boot and the league's MVP award this last season, scoring 17 goals for the Professionals.

Sporting is reportedly set to leap in front of Ajax Cape Town of South Africa who seemed set to sign the forward, even to the point of the club reportedly scheduling a medical for the player. Supposedly though Blessing is interested in moving out of Africa to continue playing.

The soon to be 20 year old appears to play on the wing, a position that Sporting Kansas City could certainly use some help in, but for me I have to wonder if Blessing is truly a Sporting KC target, or if he is instead a target for the Swope Park Rangers. If the reported $200,000 transfer fee being mentioned is true one would have to assume Sporting, but jumping straight into the Sporting team would seem a little surprising.

If KC is really interested in Blessing though there could be some complications in a move as a scout reportedly has Blessing's passport and doesn't seem to keen on handing it over to the player after what looks like a move to Tunisian club, CS Sfaxien didn't take place.

I'm still not sure what to make if this rumor, I still tend to lean towards this being a move for the Rangers if KC is really interested, but I also can't see KC interested in a transfer fee for a player that would be going to the club's USL affiliate.

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