Athletico-PR sets sights on Seattle Sounders' Léo Chú

Athletico-PR seeks to sign Léo Chú from Seattle Sounders
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Striker Léo Chú, currently with Seattle Sounders, is in the sights of Brazil's Athletico-PR. Talks about a possible deal have already begun, but there is still no formal proposal on the table. Léo Chú, who has shown an interest in returning to Brazilian soccer, has a contract with the Sounders until December 2025, following the automatic renewal triggered by the club at the beginning of the year.

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Léo Chú is a versatile player, capable of playing as an attacking midfielder and out wide, currently playing as a left winger for the Seattle Sounders. Despite his abilities, his participation in the current MLS campaign has been limited. He has played in just eight games, starting seven of them, scoring one goal and providing two assists. However, his pass success rate is below 80%, indicating an underwhelming performance.

A possible sale of Léo Chú would be interesting for the Seattle Sounders, who could use the funds to sign a player who contributes more significantly to the team. With the Sounders occupying the last qualifying spot in the MLS final series, with 21 points, the need for reinforcements is evident.

The deal with Athletico-PR could be a golden opportunity for Léo Chú to resume his career in Brazil, where he would have the chance to excel in a familiar setting. For the Seattle Sounders, it would be a strategic move that could bring financial benefits and pave the way for new talent.