A signing may be coming very soon, with a familiar name.
Taylor Twellman of ESPN says the New York Red Bulls are on the verge of signing Shaun Wright-Phillips, the brother of star striker Bradley Wright-Phillips.
Shaun has been training with the team for weeks, after attending his brother's wedding last month, while rumors of negotiations followed.
Got another DM asking about Red Bulls and SWP. I tweeted this out about an hour ago: https://t.co/8OvSXmY5Tq
— MLS Transfers (@MLSTransfers) July 21, 2015
It appears those negotiations, which hit a snag earlier, have finally be resolved.
SWP is currently out of a contract after playing parts of the last four seasons with Premier League and Championship team Queens Park Rangers. He plays as a winger, something the Red Bulls could always use.
When asked for comment Once a Metro contributor Lester Townsend said, "Maybe this works, maybe it doesn't."
EDIT: It looks like SWP's contract will not be a designated player contract. Whether the Red Bulls used Targeted Allocation or regular allocation to fit him in, is to be determined: