Seattle Sounders coach, Sigi Schmid, says Onyekachi Apam is the type of defender they were looking for.
Apam sealed the move to the Major Soccer League outfit on Friday. He has been inactive for a while now since leaving Rennes at the beginning of the year, and will be looking to revive his career at the Western Conference side.
And the experienced coach revealed that Martins played a huge role in making the deal a reality.
“Usually, we want to see players live or bring them in on a trial, but the way the deadline was and everything else, it was something we could get done,” Sounders coach Schmid said on Friday.
“There’s nobody else that’s really on our radar right now that’ll work as well, so we’ll do this.
“I can’t think of another time where we’ve really done it sight unseen, but we felt it was a big opportunity.”
“(Martins) spoke highly of him,” Schmid said.
“He’s got a good pedigree. He’s got pace, which is something we’re looking for in a central defender, as well” concludes Schmid.