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Report: Sporting Kansas City made offer for striker Richmond Boakye

Could SKC be making a play to add that much offense in one off season?

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Perhaps it is just the nature of the off season. Maybe it is Sporting Kansas City’s newfound injection of capital. Probably a little bit of both, but a new rumor of a player connected to Sporting Kansas City is popping up with some regularity.

This time there is a report of Sporting Kansas City making an offer for Richmond Boakye, a Ghanaian striker for Red Star Belgrade and the Ghana national football team. Boakye (26), has bounced around several clubs and leagues, including Italian giant Juventus.

The original wording:

Po saznanjima MONDA, konkretne ponude postoje još za Ričmonda Boaćija - 2.500.000 evra od američkog Kanzas sitija i Dušana Jovančića - 700.000 evra od Ferencvaroša.

The google translate wording:

According to MONDA, specific offers are still available for Richmond Boaci - € 2,500,000 from US Kansas City and Dušan Jovančić - € 700,000 from Ferencvaros.

If anyone is a better translator of Bosnian or a follower of Red Star Belgrade, please fill in any of the gaps.

Boakye appears to be a speedy and agile forward that can score on a consistent basis. If Sporting Kansas City had not just signed Alan Pulido this would seem like a reasonable rumor.

SKC Manager Peter Vermes has the green light to spend some cash so it is not unexpected that there will be another large signing, but a combined € 12,000,000 for the same position would be more surprising.

This could be a late surfacing rumor from prior to Pulido signing or a ploy by an agent to get more money for his client. But if it does pan out, what would that say about Sporting KC’s intent for next year?

Some highlights of Boakye.