Goal summarizes the biggest transfer talk involving U.S. players as they look for new homes or steps up in their careers outside of MLS
FC COLOGNE TARGET BOBBY WOOD
Bobby Wood’s first season in the German Bundesliga was a success, and he has apparently impressed enough to have one team with money to spend thinking about a transfer.
According to multiple German outlets, including Bild and Express, FC Cologne is considering a $12 million transfer for Wood, eyeing him as a replacement for star striker Anthony Modeste, who is preparing for a big-money move to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.
Wood scored five goals for Hamburg during the 2016/2017 season, his first after joining HSV from 2 Bundesliga side Union Berlin. The U.S. national team forward signed a four-year deal with Hamburg when he joined, leaving three more years on the 24-year-old forward’s contract.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN TO BRING WILLIAMS TO PL
When Huddersfield Town defeated Danny Williams’ Reading FC in the Premier League promotion playoff final, it looked like Danny Williams would miss his chance to move to the English top flight. Now it appears Huddersfield Town might be bringing along Williams for the move up from the Championship.
Williams is set to join Huddersfield Town on a free transfer, according to the Daily Star. Williams is coming off a career year with Reading FC, where he has spent the past four seasons since leaving German club Hoffenheim.
ADU DENIES RUMORS OF SWEDISH TRIAL
Freddy Adu has been off the grid since a failed trial with the Portland Timbers at the start of the year, but he emerged this week to shoot down the latest rumor about his club plans.
Adu has been without a club since leaving the Tampa Bay Rowdies after the 2016 NASL season.