Latif Blessing Sporting Kansas City have announced that the club has acquired 20-year-old winger Latif Blessing in a transfer from Liberty Professionals FC of the Ghana Premier League.
Blessing has signed an MLS contract through 2019 with an option for 2020 and will occupy an international spot on Sporting Kansas City’s roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 visa.
“We have scouted Latif and been very impressed with what we’ve seen from him,” Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said. “The great thing we love about him is that he is young, but with a lot of upside as evidence by his goal scoring record with his previous club. With every player you acquire, you always feel they have potential, but we also think he has a great attitude, and we think he has the ability to reach his potential with our club.”
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder scored 17 goals to win the Ghana Premier League topscorer last season and eventually emerged as the league’s best player.