As noted by eagle-eyed Alex Fydryszewski and mlssoccer.com, the rumor mill is not limiting its interest in the New York Red Bulls to gossip about ageing strikers in Serie A:
#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.
Kaminski was linked to Chicago Fire during the January transfer window, and the club is allegedly still in the hunt for his signature. So too, reports Tuchman, are the New York Red Bulls.
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.