Midfielder Ulises Segura of Costa Rica side Deportivo Saprissa may be a D.C. United target. Segura’s agent Jose Luis Rodriguez linked the versatile Saprissa midfielder to a move to MLS yesterday on Costa Rican radio. Segura, who turns 24 next month, could be a boost for United’s flagging attack, having put up 8 goals and 10 assists in the 2016/17 Costa Rican tournaments (over 51 games played during their split season format).
Like current United forward Jose Ortiz, Segura is making a push to become more of a regular with the Costa Rican national team. He has 3 caps for the Ticos, all during this winter’s Copa Centroamericana, and was on the bench for their March World Cup Qualifiers. With a free international spot, the Black-and-Red could bring him in without having to make additional moves.
Now for the tricky parts: D.C. is not the only MLS side alleged to have made an offer. New York City FC was also mentioned as having made a bid by Segura’s agent, and supposedly offers from Belgium and Mexico are on the table as well. At one point, interest from Norway was rumored, but that has since vanished. Additionally, we hear some folks in Costa Rica appear to be cautious about whether Segura actually intends to leave. It is possible that all of this is representative bluster in the hopes of getting the best offer for his client.
So just exercise a little caution about this is all I’m saying. But in the meantime, a brief highlight reel: