Sounders in negotiations with German MF Tiffert

Sounders in negotiations with German MF Tiffert

Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Kaiserlautern's German midfielder Christian Tiffert (L) and Bayern Munich's Ukrainian midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the southern German city of Munich on February 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GUENTER SCHIFFMANN RESTRICTIONS / EMBARGO - DFL LIMITS THE USE OF IMAGES ON THE INTERNET TO 15 PICTURES (NO VIDEO-LIKE SEQUENCES) DURING THE MATCH AND PROHIBITS MOBILE (MMS) USE DURING AND FOR FURTHER TWO HOURS AFTER THE MATCH. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DFL. (Photo credit should read GUENTER SCHIFFMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

by John Goff

NWCN.com

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Updated Saturday, Jul 28 at 3:42 AM

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Sounders say they are in advanced negotiations with German midfielder Christian Tiffert after reports surfaced in Germany that he would be joining the Major League Soccer club on a transfer from Kaiserslautern.

A Sounders spokesman confirmed the negotiations were taking place on Friday morning and an announcement would be made once the signing became official. Agent Richard Motzkin of Wasserman Media Group posted on Twitter on Friday morning that Tiffert, a client of the agency, had signed with Seattle as a designated player.

The 30-year-old Tiffert made 136 appearances for Stuttgart from 2000-06. He then played for Red Bull Salzburg in Austria and Duisberg in Germany before joining Kaiserslautern in 2010.

Print
Email
|