Both players are 22 years old, but Horta’s upside is 10x what Blessings is.
Horta already had starts under his belt from Benfica and the Portuguese national team, and the front office decided to see if he could make the next step to starter in the MLS with us.
Blessing played with Sporting KC and doesn’t have the physicality to compete with MLS center backs, so Bob leaves him to wreak havoc in the midfield
This is a business. The whole goal of buying young players is to see which will have a higher resale value for bigger teams in Europe.
Right now, if you’re a La Liga squad, would you rather take a chance on Horta’s development? Or Blessings development?