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REPORT Wigan Athletic winger James McClean in New York

The rumor mill is getting hot!

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Derry Now is reporting that Wigan Athletic's Suppporters' Player of the Year James McClean is currently in New York.

The former Derry City man has been strongly linked with a move to the United States of late, and in particular New York Red Bulls. McClean, who trained with his former team mates at Derry late last week,  flew out to the States at the weekend and has been there since.

Obviously, McClean could be on vacation (sources tell me that New York City is a popular travel destination), but the timing of this report is interesting.

The primary transfer window for Major League Soccer ends tomorrow, May 12th. After tomorrow, teams cannot "request the transfer certificate of a player under contract in another country" until July 8th. Could the Red Bulls be bringing in McClean to fill the hole at left mid with Sal Zizzo injured and Mike Grella not impressing? It's possible, but, as always, we'll be waiting for an unequivocal denial from one of the beat reporters or a post on announcing a player signing.

McClean has previously been linked to a move with Orlando City SC and the Colorado Rapids.

The Republic of Ireland international has spent time with Sunderland and Derry City. He has 25 caps with the Irish national team and was on the team that competed in Euro 2012.

McClean signed a three-contract with Wigan in August of 2013, however, he is unlikely to stay with the club next season after they were relegated to League One.

Do you think the Red Bulls are making a move for McClean? Do you want the Red Bulls to make a move for McClean?