An intriguing transfer rumour has started doing the rounds in America overnight on Tuesday/Wednesday and all eyes will be on the next move from New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga.
Miazga emerged as a defender of real promise last season for the New York Red Bulls and also impressed for the USA at the Under-20 World Cup.
The 20-year-old is out of contract at the New York Red Bulls at the end of 2016 and looks set to be forcing a move to Europe in the next 24 hours, according to former MLS player and now pundit Taylor Twellman.
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) January 27, 2016
Miazga is represented by Kia Joorabchian and former Blackburn and Spurs defender Ryan Nelsen who appear to have facilitated his move to the Premier League. He holds a Polish passport so will qualify for a work permit to play in England.
So, where will Miazga end up?
One reliable source suggests Chelsea, who could do with an injection of a younger, fresh defender.
And, Chelsea would make sense considering Kia Joorabchian’s links with the club.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 27, 2016
Other teams to have been linked include Sunderland and Leicester. Whilst Manchester City cannot be ruled out…
Red Bulls fans wake up tomorrow to find out that Miazga was purchased by Man City then loaned to NYCFC. Imagine that.
— Ben Jata (@Ben_Jata) January 27, 2016
Miazga a very good player. Will be an excellent addition for whoever signs him.
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) January 27, 2016
Please not Sunderland! #Miazga
— Dracula (@Ref_Dracula) January 27, 2016
My money is Miazga move to Leicester but you never know if someone has come in last minute.
— MLS Transfers (@MLSTransfers) January 27, 2016