UPDATE 9:27 a.m. — The Sounders have confirmed that they are indeed interested in Sivebaek. “Very interested,” according to general manager Adrian Hanauer, who also confirmed Sivebaek was in Seattle earlier this month with his family. Nothing is official.
Additionally, here’s a report with quotes from Sivebaek regarding the move. He confirms what I thought might be the case, that Sounders FC’s interest in him dates to the 2010 La Manga Cup.
Another day. Another incoming Sounder?
I came across this Danish report early Thursday morning that says 23-year-old midfielder Christian Sivebaek has agreed to terms with Sounders FC. He has youth national team experience with Denmark and most recently played for Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland (a participant in the 2010 La Manga Cup, along with Seattle).
According to an internet translation of the report, it appears an experiment at right back didn’t work out for Sivebaek at Midtjylland and his relationship with the club has soured. The report even references the Sounders’ recent signing of Adam Johansson, which hasn’t been announced yet, suggesting then that Sivebaek would play as a midfielder for Seattle instead.
The report indicates that Sivebaek’s contract ran through 2012 but that a transfer fee would be minimal as Midtjylland had allowed him to look for a new club. It also sounds like Sivebaek was in Seattle earlier this month.
It’s after 2 a.m. when I post this, so I’m sure more information will become available in the morning — including, perhaps, a comment from the Sounders.
Until then, what do you think of the report?