Former Sporting KC Designated Player Jeferson Likely Headed to Club Nautico Capibaribe

An injury and an inability to adapt to MLS' style of play doomed Brazilian midfielder Jeferson's time at Sporting Kansas City in 2011. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

It appears that former Sporting Kansas City designated player, Jeferson, is likely headed to Brazilian team, Club Nautico Capibaribe. According to the Brazilian website Super Vasco, Club Nautico should be announcing the signing of Jeferson in the coming days.

Via Super Vasco, and my somewhat sketchy translation (with the help of Google Translate of course):

According to Wanderley (president of Club Nautico), the Nautical and the player (Jeferson) have reached an agreement with regard to wages. Wanderley neither denied nor confirmed the hiring of Jeferson, formerly of Vasco de Gama. However, it is known that there is an agreement and it should be confirmed at any time.

Jeferson was widely considered a bust during his time with Sporting Kansas City. Loaned from Brazilian club Vasco de Gama as the second designated player on the 2011 Kansas City squad and once seen as the potential central attacking midfielder the club was lacking, the 27 year old Brazilian was only able to notch one assist during his time with Kansas City, starting eight matches for Sporting.

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