Seattle Sounders FC forward Fredy Montero has been loaned to Portugals Sporting Lisbon, the club announced today. Sporting Lisbon will have an option to buy Montero on a permanent transfer. The loan is pending receipt of his International Transfer Clearance from Colombia to Portugal.
Montero, 25, has been on loan with Millonarios FC of the Colombian first division since January. He started 19 of 21 appearances and scored a team-high seven goals with two assists for Millonarios during the 2012-13 season.