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January 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Indications are Fredy Montero’s loan to Millonarios is close to completion

montero mug 2012.jpgI was told by Fredy Montero‘s agent a few days ago that the forward’s loan to Colombia’s Millonarios “should be worked out” soon.

Well, things are looking much closer to completion as of Tuesday.

First off, the official Twitter account and league website of the Liga Postobon (Colombia’s first division) have each made mention of Montero being a “confirmed” new member of the league on a one-year loan with an option to purchase — first reported last week by FutbolRed.com as being $4.5 million.

A yearlong loan is consistent with what I wrote about in the link at the beginning of this post and would seemingly give the Sounders roster flexibility to sign another designated player.

Here’s another report from Colombia that indicates Montero’s loan is a done deal and for one year.

Also, Montero’s father spoke to Colombian radio, as passed along by this FutbolMLS.com story, and made mention of the loan being for all of 2013. He added that the family will have a goodbye dinner Tuesday night before Montero heads to Colombia on Wednesday to sign a contract with Millonarios.

The Sounders had nothing to report as of Tuesday, but it looks like it shouldn’t be long now.

Millonarios, the reigning Colombian league champion, is set to kick off its preseason training camp Thursday.

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