Mix Diskerud’s father Paal says Rosenborg is wrong in assuming that his son has ruled out returning to the Norwegian club, and a pair of reports deal out some details on the USMNT midfielder’s future.
In an MLSSoccer.com translation of a Norwegian report that gives another look into the bizarre set of circumstances that surround Mix Diskerud’s playing status, Paal Diskerud speaks for his son and says there are four clubs in the running for his services, and that a decision should be reached in the next couple weeks.
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Mix Diskerud, 24, played in 78 games and scored 9 goals for Rosenborg after spending time with Stabaek and Gent. He’s been mentioned as a target for MLS teams and Celtic in the past, and a Scottish Express story says the family admires Celtic boss Ronny Deila.
“Mix has a list of clubs that have shown an interest and the process now is to go through these from top to bottom and work out his next move.
“I’m not in a position to talk about any of these clubs. What I’ll say is Ronny Deila is a fantastic guy, a good person and is a coach I’ve been following closely. Mix is free to leave Rosenborg. They made him a proposal and we had our proposal and there was a difference. Now we’ll take our time to decide the next move.”
Diskerud senior also confirmed Deila was eager to sign his son while in charge at Stromsgodset, the agent adding: “Ronny tried to sign Mikkel when he was on loan to Belgians Gent from Stabaek.
“I know Ronny and there were discussions between us about him going to Stromsgodset. But Rosenborg was better economically.”
It’s the last line that reinforces the rumors regarding money being at the root of Mix Diskerud’s choice. He was widely-speculated to come to the Columbus Crew or Portland Timbers over the past couple years, but contract issues popped up.
Diskerud cannot sign anywhere until after Dec. 31, when his contract formally runs out with Rosenborg.