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Sporting KC Sign Designated Player Striker Alan Pulido for Record Fee

The team has confirmed a club record transfer fee and a four-year deal for the top Liga MX goalscorer.

Chivas v Veracruz - Torneo Apertura 2019 Liga MX Photo by Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images

Sporting Kansas City have officially signed 2019 Liga MX Apertura Golden Boot winner Alan Pulido from Chivas Guadalajara on a club record transfer fee. Pending receipt of his ITC and P-1 Visa, Pulido will arrive on a four-year contract through 2023.

As we previously reported today, the offer for Pulido was believed to be $9.5 million. That would make it the richest transfer fee ever paid by Sporting KC. It would also be one of the highest paid in MLS history. Although the team has not released any details beyond the fee being a “club record”.

Peter Vermes finally got that mythical DP #9. Here’s what he had to say:

“We are very excited to add Alan Pulido to our roster ahead of the new season.”
“He is a winner, has a terrific work rate and embodies all of the attributes we value at our club. We also want to thank Chivas for being an incredibly professional partner and appreciate the relationship we have created with them. Alan is ready for this new challenge and looks forward to getting started with us on the field in January.”

Catch up on Pulido with our previous stories:

The Blue Testament will bring you more soon on this historic signing.

This story was updated at 6:05 pm CT with the information that the signing is official.