Multiple reports on both sides of the ocean today are saying the Sounders are about to successfully conclude their pursuit of strike Obafemi Martins.
There is no word yet from the Sounders.
Here is a basic overview from MLSsoccer.com:
Obafemi Martins moved one step closer towards becoming a member of the Seattle Sounders on Monday.
Martins current club, La Liga side Levante, announced that the stiker had been released from his contract. Levante will reportedly received $3.9 million ($3 million euros) in the deal, according to reports out of Spain. The move to make Martins a free agent is expected to pave the way for him to complete his long-rumored move to Seattle as a Designated Player.
Heres one report, translated from Spanish.
Obafemi Martins will end today, almost certainly, to his time as a player in the Levant. The club assumes the progress of Nigeria, this afternoon will pay 3 million euros of the termination clause in the League headquarters. Today, in training, both the president Quico Catalan as sporting director and coach Manolo granota Salvador, Juan Ignacio Martinez, took for granted the progress of the player in the next few hours to end a problem that had existed for many days.
The footballer fichara by the Seattle Sounders of the American League, a competition that began last week.