Somewhere along the way, between the Tim Ream transfer drama and Thierry Henry's return to Arsenal, we missed some news about Joel Lindpere's possible departure.
Norwegian website Tromso, where the Estonian midfielder played before he came to MLS and, apparently, is currently vacationing, sat down with Lindpere and, lo and behold, he's been getting some interest from Premier League and Championship clubs.
From the story, translated using Google:
I will try to get back to Europe. I know there are clubs interested in me, but the Red Bulls are trying to keep me. It does not seem like they will sell.
He also mentioned he'd be getting a raise if he left for England. He's currently getting paid $125,000.
This isn't the first time there were rumors of Lindpere leaving. Almost a year ago, in a Q&A with the New York Times' Goal blog, Lindpere mentioned he had been getting attention from England. In June, Lindpere was connected with Championship side Leicester. At that time, he was said he wanted to be closer to his family.
Back in November, the team picked up his option.