#RBNY supposedly after Marcin Kaminski of Lech Poznan. CB signing spree could continue. Maccabi Tel Aviv have offered the Pole €400k\yr.— Alex Fydryszewski (@AFydryszewski) May 4, 2016
That is a 24-year-old player who has been a first team regular for Lech Poznan in Poland's top flight since he was 19. Kaminski also has a solid collection of Poland youth international appearances, as well as a smattering of senior national team caps. Not a bad player to be connected to, and one whose age (and therefore sell-on prospects) aligns well with the standard RalfBall transfer policy.
Kaminski is expected to leave Poland this summer, taking a free transfer to a new setting. Yaniv Tuchman reports for Israeli outlet Walla Sports that Maccabi Tel Aviv has offered a hefty salary to the center back, but that there is also interest from Turkey and MLS.
As stated: not a bad player at all; well scouted, RBNY. But the problem with this rumor is mostly Kaminski's position: he is a center back. The Red Bulls just signed one of them: Aurelien Collin. And without further roster moves, RBNY has no space for another acquisition and already has too many center backs. Kaminski does not address a current position of need.
Circumstances may change: it is reasonable to imagine RBNY will cut a player or two from the current squad to make room for some mid-season roster boosting in the summer transfer window. But Kaminski isn't an obvious fit at this particular moment.
Still, he is a lot closer to the profile we believe RBNY to favor in its transfer dealings - so kudos to the rumor mill for that.