Sporting signs Barcelona product Bessone

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Updated: 9/13/2013 2:51 pm

Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City announced Friday that it has signed defender Federico Bessone, who will be added to the team's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa.

Bessone came through Barcelona's La Masia Academy and signed his first professional contract with Barcelona C in 2003. The Cordoba, Argentina native moved to Espanyol B in 2005 and completed a loan switch at Club Gimnastic de Tarragona in 2008 before joining Swansea City.

"I've been training here for two weeks and the quality of the team is magnificent," said Bessone. "I'm very happy to be here. The city is great, the people are so friendly and my teammates have been tremendous with me."

The 29-year-old has also featured for English clubs Leeds United, Charlton Athletic, Swindon Town and most recently Oldham Athletic.

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