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Sporting Linked with French Midfielder/Winger

The secondary transfer window is open and the rumors of reinforcements have started.


MLS’s secondary transfer window has opened up for teams to add talent to their roster for the second half of the MLS season. This week, Sporting Kansas City has been linked with a talent from France. L’Equipe in France is reporting that Sporting are being linked with Dijon FCO midfielder/winger, Mounir Chouiar.

Chouiar, a 22 year old has spent the last two years with Dijon, joining from Lens ahead of the 2019-2020 season. Over the last two seasons he’s played 43 games for the club in league playing, scoring four goals, all in the 2019-2020 season. The majority of Chouiar’s games have been played on the left wing, but he’s also spent time on the right wing, as a center forward, and as an attacking midfielder as well during his time with the club.

Dijon finished at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table in the 2020-2021 season and were relegated to Ligue 2. With their relegation, Dijon is looking to get some salary off their books. Chouiar has also been linked with Serie A club Atalanta as well. He still has one year left on his current contract with Dijon.

If KC were to sign Chouiar, he would potentially fall under MLS’s new U22 initiative as players that turn 22 during the year they sign the contract. It would allow Chouiar to fill that spot until he turns 25 according to MLS rules.

For KC it’d give Sporting another experienced option on the wing to go with Johnny Russell, Daniel Salloi, and Khiry Shelton. He could also be a midfield option allowing other midfielders to drop further back with the seemingly impending departure of Gianluca Busio to Europe.