Vancouver Whitecaps are set to sell Venezuelan striker Sergio Cordova to Turkish side Alanyaspor on a permanent deal.
The 26-year-old joined the Whitecaps as a designated player in February on a three-year contract after his loan stint at Real Salt Lake ended. Cordova was expected to be a key player for Caps this season but injuries and form have hampered his progress.
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Sergio Cordova ready to depart club
In 19 MLS appearances, Cordova has only managed to score twice. The news of Cordova’s departure was broken by Spanish reporter Cesar Luis Merlo who also revealed the Venezuelan international will fly to Turkey today to undergo his medical and complete a move.
🚨[EXCLUSIVA] El delantero de la selección 🇻🇪 Sergio Córdova (26) jugará en el #Alanyaspor.
*️⃣ #Vancouver lo vendió y hoy mismo viajará a 🇹🇷 para hacerse los exámenes médicos y firmar hasta junio de 2027. #TratoHecho pic.twitter.com/hNA0rB67FD
— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) September 13, 2023
Cordova will sign a four-year contract with the Turkish outfit after failing to settle in British Columbia. The Turkish Super Lig transfer window remains open until Friday and the transfer will open up a designated player spot for Vancouver, who sit sixth in the MLS Western Conference and just three points off second place.