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Rumor: Sporting Linked with Canadian International Cavallini

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Sporting KC have said (again) that they’re looking for a striker this winter, they’ve been linked with one playing in Mexico.

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Sporting Kansas City is set to enter another transfer window searching for a starting striker, someone that they can rely on to regular put the ball in the back of the net. Yesterday reports from TUDN linked Sporting with Club Puebla player, Lucas Cavallini. The report by Rodrgio Celoria stated that Cavallini may be playing his last game for the club on Friday as the club looks to make changes before the Clausura season.

Cavallini, a Canadian national team player is one of the players that could be leaving. He’s been linked with other Liga MX sides, but Kansas City is apparently the leaders to land the striker. Puebla is reportedly valuing Cavallini in the $7-$8 million range which would be less than what the Portland Timbers reportedly paid for Brian Fernandez but similar to the price that the Seattle Sounders reportedly paid for Raul Ruidiaz.

Since joining Puebla from Penarol before the 2017/2018 Apertura Cavallini has appeared 74 times for them, scoring 26 times. He’s also appeared 17 times for the Canadian national team, scoring 11 goals, including one in Canada’s 2-0 win over the United States in October in Toronto. Sporting will be hoping for a better return in his league form if he were to move to MLS, especially if it is for the price range reported by TUDN as it would be about double what KC has spent on transfers over the rest of their history.