After a month of hot-and-cold speculation, Levski Sofia announced that they have a preliminary agreement to sell forward Nigel Robertha to D.C. United. Robertha still has to receive a work visa and complete medical tests, and he appears to be on his way to D.C. to do so.
The Washington Post’s Steven Goff confirmed Levski’s statement with D.C. United. Terms of the deal are not known at the moment, though previous reports have had D.C. offer somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.2 million, which beat out multiple reported offers from Sweden side Malmö FF.
Since the initial reports about United’s interest first broke, Robertha has been scoring goals at an impressive pace, with 7 in his last five games across League and Cup competitions, including the lone goal in Levski’s 1-0 win over Slavia Sofia during a snowy Sunday in Bulgaria. If the deal goes through, the 23-year-old Robertha would be the eighth international player for D.C., requiring the Black-and-Red to acquire two international spots (Atlanta United acquired one from the Colorado Rapids yesterday for $225,000 in allocation money).