Saturday, October 4, 2014

German Denis interested in joining Crew

Argentine striker German Denis is interested in a move to Columbus Crew.

It is unclear of how or why at this moment, but MLS Transfers has learned of the 33 year olds interest through an overseas source.

Currently making 1.2 million euros after taxes, it would seem that Denis is looking for his last big pay day in MLS. 

His goal record could have Crew fans salivating as he has 57 goals in the past 130 Serie A matches and lead Atalanta in scoring since the 2011-2012 season. He was also rumored to be a last minute addition to Juventus just 2 months ago as they were looking to add striker depth. 

More details soon. 

EDIT: This transfer doesn't seem like it would happen until the end of the Serie A season, as German's contract is up in June 2015.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

24 under 24 transfers

Here's the latest on MLSSoccer.com's 24 Under 24, transfer news edition:

1. DeAndre Yedlin - Transfered to Tottenham

2. Erick Torres - MLS seems to be buying him at the end of 2014 

3. Fabian Castillo - We broke the Club America interest yesterday as well as Monterrey and OC Nice interest. Winter bid for him will be on its way.

4. Gyasi Zardes - No suitors yet but a USMNT call up in the winter could help his cause.

5. Diego Fagundez - MLS Transfers found out last year Chilean powerhouse Colo Colo were in for the youngster but nothing materialized. We also got the scoop that a few Italian teams have eyes for the 19 year old but nothing official as if now.

6. Mauro Diaz - Young number 10 has it all, including Euro and Argentine suitors. All know his ability, all waiting for him to prove it in a long stretch (aka see if he can stay healthy) 

7. Joao Plata - Have heard nothing on Plata, but could change after his stellar season.

8. Luis Gil - Had 2nd division Spanish league interest but that passed. Need more minutes to show his potential.

9. Wil Trapp - He'll be staying in Columbus to develop more.

10. Bill Hamid - Still developing, will stay in DC.

11. Dillon Powers - One of those players everyone knows about in MLS but not much outside the league. A USMNT call could change that.

12. Kekuta Manneh - Supposedly had Arsenal intetest. Not much since news since last year. 

13. Ameobi Okugo - Under the radar player, has had some Bundesliga interest in the past few months but needs to become a more predominant force wherever he plays to get scouts even more excited. 

14. Andrew Farrell - Steady player who needs a USMNT call up to really force a transfer. Overseas scout says he needs a move to CB for Euro-clubs to take notice.

15. Matias Laba - Have not heard much. He's as solid a player as you'll find. He'll be playing in Europe in due time 

16. Kelyn Rowe - We'll break this here, German side Augsburg has intetest but wants to see his play become more consistent.

17. Harry Shipp - Slumping a little since the beginning of the season is normal for a rookie. French side Marseille has been interested and has recently been scouting in person.

18. Perry Kitchen - Interest overseas is picking up. Fouling needs to be controlled more for him to be at the next level.

19. Shane O'Neill - Still very much a prospect and has had the eye of Celtic and Danish club Br√łndby. See him with the Rapids to keep developing.

20. Deshorn Brown - Needs to finish consistently to grow to the next level. Not a ton of interest yet.

21. Olmes Garcia - Same as Deshorn Brown.

22. Gershon Koffie - Doesn't get enough credit from fans or scouts apparently. Not much interest brewing as of now

23. Tesho Akindele - A call up to the Canadian Nats will elevate his stock. See him staying in Dallas for a few more years.

24. Russell Teibert - He's impressed scouts but again, needs to show more consistent play on the field to go to the next level. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

OGC Nice have Dallas' Castillo on list of potential buys

French side OGC Nice have Fabian Castillo on their short list of players should French U-20 player Alexy Bosetti leave the club this winter. 

A source connected with French soccer has let MLS Transfers know that Bosetti is not expected to move in the winter but if a bid of $6 million comes in for the player, they would let him leave. They would use part of that money to spend on another young player and Castllio is on that list.