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Exclusive: MLS side Kansas City to launch bid for Latif Blessing

Major League Soccer side Sporting Kansas City is preparing an official bid for mercurial Liberty Professionals attacker Latif Blessing, Footy-Ghana.com can reveal.

Sources are however remaining tight-lipped on the amount involved.

Blessing who won the Premier League Board Best Player of the Year last Friday is reportedly set for a medical with South African outfit Cape Town City. But the lure of playing and living in the US could turn the head of the 20-year old who emerged top scorer in the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League season with 17 goals.

An initial two-year deal, plus an option for 3rd is to be the proposal on the table, Footy-Ghana understands.

Sporting KC are one of the biggest clubs in the MLS and are coached by former US international Peter Vermes who led the club to their first MLS cup win in 2013 against Real Salt Lake.

Sporting KC’s squad boasts of two experienced US internationals in Graham Zusi and Matt Besler who both featured when the USA beat Ghana 2-1 at the 2014 World Cup. The team also has Ghanaian Emmanuel Appiah who could make adapting to life in America easier for Blessing.

The MLS is home to a number of Ghanaian players including the Harrison Afful, David Accam, Dominic Oduro and Kojo Poku.

 

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