Report: Orlando’s Kevin Molino traded to Minnesota United in record deal

MLS has only recently began revealing allocation figures, and now a record deal has been made for Orlando City’s Kevin Molino.

The Lions winger has reportedly been sent to expansion side Minnesota United FC for $650,000 in combined General and Target Allocation Money, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Orlando is set to receive $450,000 in General Allocation Money and $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, while goalkeeper Patrick McLain will also be joining Molino with Minnesota.

Molino, 26, will once again link up with manager Adrian Heath, who previously served as head coach with Orlando City before being let go from the club during the 2016 season. Heath was named Minnesota’s first MLS manager ahead of the upcoming 2017 campaign.

The Orlando Sentinel is also reporting that while the Lions did try to provide Molino with a salary increase that the winger instead declined that offer and requested that he be traded from the club.

Molino was previously a member of the Lions squad dating back to the team’s days in the USL. During his two seasons with Orlando’s MLS side, Molino notched 11 goals in 37 appearances and has also made a strong name for himself on the international stage with Trinidad and Tobago.

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