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Prior to his move to the Jeju World Cup Stadium, the Guinea-Bissau winger said goodbye to the Major Soccer League team.
Gerso Fernandes has sent a farewell message to Sporting Kansas City ahead of his anticipated transfer to top flight Jeju United in South Korea.
The 29-year-old Bissau-Guinean winger is expected to be announced as a Jeju Mountaineers player after agreeing to his terms with the newly promoted team.
Fernandes’ Instagram post hints that there will be no question about his move to Nam Ki-il’s team.
Along with an image of himself wearing a Sporting Kansas jersey, the former Estoril and Moreirense wrote:
“They have been four years in a great club, with an incredible staff, incredible teammates and the best fans !!”, Fernandes wrote.
“Meanwhile, I found the love of my life and met his family, they opened the door for me from day one and they love me so much that I can’t even be grateful enough for it !! Emmy Fernandes, (Mila on the way) and a mug in my pocket, I couldn’t ask for better !!
“Kansas City is my home and Sporting Kansas City is my club. I’m so thankful for everyone who somehow crossed paths and became good friends outside of soccer!
“I just had to trust God during the process and it turned out better than I could have ever imagined (as always when we trust him). I am beyond blessed and very grateful for all that has been given to me and I look forward to what awaits me. .
“We love you and will miss you all! We will be back !! With love, KC, Gerso. “
After a season with the Portuguese Belenenses, the African star joined the Wizards on January 2, 2017 on a three-year designated player contract, with an option for a fourth year.
In his first season at Children’s Mercy Park Stadium, he scored eight goals in 33 Major League Soccer games. It should be remembered that he scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC in May 2017.
The following season, he found the net six times from as many games, while his last two seasons produced five goals in 48 league games.
He was out of contract at Sporting Kansas City after his 2020 season and turned down a contract offer from the club.