MLS Notebook: Honda to LAFC; Edoa in Seattle
Japanese star Keisuke Honda has been linked to MLS expansion club LAFC. (Photo: Getty Images)
League sources tell Metro that Minnesota United will sign Scottish winger Sam Nicholson in the coming days, verifying a report from ESPN FC late last month. The deal for the 22-year old is for two years with a club option for another two years according to the league source.
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Though they are set to join the league next year, Los Angeles Football Club is looking to make a splash. A league source said that Andres Guardado, the highly-touted Mexican international “likely won’t be joining” the expansion side, at least not in time for 2018. But the club is intrigued by Keisuke Honda, a Japanese midfielder who last played for Serie A giant AC Milan.
The source said that Honda has been offered a deal by LAFC that would “make him one of the highest-paid players ever in MLS.” If terms were agreed to between LAFC and the player – and the source cautions that there is still work to be done here – then Honda would go on loan for six months before joining the MLS newcomers in time for their first preseason.
If a deal did reach the stage of completion, then Honda’s loan would likely see him in Spain for six months.
The Seattle Sounders appear poised to sign a player to their USL squad. A source close to the situation tells Metro that Guy Serge Edoa of Rainbow Football Club, the same Cameroonian club that has produced the likes of Ambroise Oyongo of the Montreal Impact left back, has generated significant interest overseas over the past six months.