Fredy Montero could return to Colombian professional football in the 2023 season

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The Seattle Sounders all-time top scorer would have his future in Colombia for the 2022 professional football campaign

Fredy Montero could return to Colombian professional soccer in the 2023 season

November 7, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero (12) celebrates his goal against Vancouver Whitecaps goalie Maxime Crepeau (16) at BC Place. Mandatory credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

On December 31, 2022, the contract of the 35-year-old Colombian striker, Fredy Heyncker Montero Muñoz, with the Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Seattle Sounders, which in 2022 won the Concacaf Champions League title.

With the MLS regular season over after the title of Los Angeles FC (LAFC), the teams begin to plan the transfer market and their strategies for what is coming at the international level after the Fifa World Cup: Qatar 2022.

The striker Fredy Montero will become a free agent, so it is likely that his destiny ends in another club. The man born in Campo de la Cruz (Atlántico), would end his international journey in this way and could return to Colombian professional football, which launched his career in January 2005 when he emerged from the Deportivo Cali academy to then go to Academia FC, Atletico Huila and Millionarios FC.

Thus, the market is ready for the Deportivo Cali club, today in charge of Jorge Luis Pinto, to sign Montero as an alternative in attack to take his last steps as a professional in football in the country where he was born.

Valued at 300,000 euros by the specialized transfer portal Transfermarkt, Montero renewed for the last time on January 21, 2022 for one more season with the Washington state franchise. Montero won the Concachampions title along with Colombians Jimmy Medranda and Yéimar Gómez after defeating 5-2 on aggregate.Pumas UNAM and finished the current MLS campaign with four goals, the last of which was scored on September 27 against FC Cincinnati at Lumen Field:

Against this background, Junior de Barranquilla from his native Atlántico also appears, as if interested in becoming his services while being represented by the agent Colombiagol SAS.

Although at the moment there is no confirmation that Fredy Montero's next destination will be a BetPlay Diamyor League club, his family is based in the United States and there he could even receive offers from other franchises in the United States or Canada, considering that the ariete cafetero also had a stint with the Vancouver Whitecaps, in addition to having been in Europe and Asia wearing the colors of Sporting Lisboa in Portugal and TJ Teda in China.

The highest value in the The market for Montero was obtained on July 1, 2015 when he was playing in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. At that time it was valued at €11 million, but the most they ever paid for it was €5 million on account of TJ Teda's investment in the Chinese Super League.

Cabe It should be mentioned that Montero may not continue at Seattle Sounders FC, but today he is recognized for holding the record for the club's all-time top scorer with 72 celebrations since joining in 2009 when he arrived from Deportivo Cali.

In Seattle, Freddy has managed to win the 2022 Concachampions, as well as the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of the U. S. Open Cup (Lamar Hunt Cup). In 2022, he scored three goals against Club León, scored a penalty against the LA Galaxy, scored against the San Jose Earthquakes for the US Cup and sealed the year in MLS with goals against Toronto FC, Houston Dynamo and FC Cincinnati.