Daniel Salloi has been loaned to Vasas SC in Hungary for the remainder of 2016, the club announced today. Sporting KC had already loaned the 19 year old Homegrown player to The Swope Park Rangers, where there is a surplus of attacking talent. This certainly played a factor and perhaps the young player was missing home a little bit as well.
Vasas SC is a pretty prestigious club with six league titles in Hungary. Daniel joins them to play in the top flight OTP Bank Liga, which begins play in July.
Salloi came on as a sub in SPR's first ever match to score the team's first ever goal from the run of play just minutes later. He went on to tally four goals and three assists in six starts and 474 minutes for Marc Dos Santos this season. The talent and potential is clearly all there. He's got great instincts, an incredibly powerful shot, and the lethal finishing of a European striker.
But the club brought in the all-time leading scorer in the USL, Dane Kelly. On top of that, Mark Anthony Gonzalez has been on fire and it appears Dos Santos prefers to start him over Salloi. But now Kelly is returning from injury and it is about to get very crowed on the attacking front. Daniel has been used on the wing, but has made it clear that is definitely not where he wanted to be. Stop me if you've heard this one before (Krisztian Nemeth).
So perhaps that surplus provided the club with an opportunity to keep the player happy. Salloi is just a 19 year old kid and has been half way around the world for a long time now. This could provide him with more competitive playing time, in the position he wants, while being near family and friends.
And remember, it is just for six months. Sporting KC got a helluva deal signing him as a Homegrown player and he's shown the potential for success here in KC, so I imagine they want to hold onto him.