After the Peruvian Federation announced that Raúl Ruidíaz has tested positive for coronavirus, many rumors have raised around the possibility of the Sounders pursuing a striker. This first statement is in fact probable, although Sounders is definitely a playoffs team and they can spend some weeks without their striker not complaining about it.
But the gossip has it that the Washington team would have contacted Cyle Larin's agent. The Canadian player, former Montreal Impact, is in Turkey playing for giant Besiktas. It's been two years since Besiktas signed him from Montreal and it haven't been until now that he has earned a spot at the starting line up.
That's the first reason why this signing looks improbable. There is more. Cyle Larin's contract, according to press releases, is high, and the Sounders are lacking of much cap room. In fact, it seems like the would have to make roster changes to bring him in. Besides that, just to make the call they would need to get at the top of the Allocation Order.
Getting there, on itself, would mean that Seattle Sounders have sacrificed something. That, without considering the signing itself. But most important, for Larin to leave Turkey the proposal must seductive, with more that a couple of months as offer. And notwithstanding Ruidíaz situation, the Sounders doesn't need a striker. Not a expensive one, at least.