Colorado Rapids Close In On Signing of Veteran Uruguayan Striker

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It may not be Diego Forlan, but this 33-year-old could certainly do a job for the Rapids.

Reports emerging from both a South-Floridian radio station and Uruguayan media outlets are all pointing towards a new signing for the Colorado Rapids.

Vicente Sanchez, currently at Uruguayan club Nacional for the second time, is the name being linked with the midwestern side. Sanchez, who has 31 appearances for the Uruguayan national team, can boast having played 50 games for German giants Schalke 04 amongst his six different career clubs.

ESPN-owned Spanish language radio station Raza Deportiva have cited journalist Alejandro Etcheverry on their Twitter feed, whilst Ovacion, El Diario and LaRed21 have all reported the story in Uruguay.

Sanchez looks destined for a move following his public falling-out with Nacional management over a new contract. He told Ovacion on Monday, “I’m going abroad, there’s no turning back. I waited over 25 days for them to call me to talk, I don’t expect any more, and I gave my word and I’m going. It seems I’m still export meat.”

Sanchez would certainly be a welcome addition to the Rapids who, despite ranking ninth in the MLS in total goals scored, lack an individual goalscorer with more than five to his name.

Sanchez would have little trouble adjusting to life at the Rapids too, thanks to a recent influx of latino players under Colombian manager Oscar Pareja.

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