Could USMNT center back Aaron Long be headed to the Premier League?
Sky Sports says that the Red Bulls defender has drawn the interest of Lyon and Fiorentina, but been offered to the Irons should they match his $5 million release clause.
Unable to find a place with Portland and Seattle, Long spent a few seasons in the USL before earning a place with RBNY.
Now 11-times capped by the USMNT with two goals, Long could be bringing his talents to London’s Olympic Stadium.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, Newcastle United has the chance to sign oft-injured Danny Welbeck on a free transfer.
The longtime Arsenal striker, weaned at Manchester United, scored five times in 12 matches last season in a return to injury woes following a 43-match season the prior year.
Surely Steven Gerrard would want more for the defender, but prices haven’t met quality for Scottish Premiership players as we’ve seen with Kieran Tierney at Celtic.