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Report: Danish club Hobro IK could be next stop for New York Red Bulls' Anatole Abang

He's definitely there, but he's not definitely signed - yet.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

A report for Danish outlet Bold filed by Mikael Blond identifies the Danish club reportedly considering taking the New York Red Bulls' Anatole Abang on loan: Hobro IK.

The report includes Hobro head coach Ove Pedersen explaining RBNY and Abang have agreed to the move, but the Danish club has yet to confirm the deal. Abang impressed what might be his new club by training almost immediately after arriving for what is, effectively, a trial in advance of a move to the Danish second tier.

Pedersen explained to Bold why it is a player of Abang's caliber ("An excellent CV which you rarely see in the Danish first division," writes Blond) has arrived on Hobro's doorstep:

We have no option to buy him. He is too pricey. It is only because they want him out and have some time, we can possibly get near him.

Don't expect an official announcement any time soon: Pedersen also notes that his club has a 10-day break between its next league match against Skive and the following one against Vendsyssel: "we are in no hurry."

But be in no doubt that Abang is out of the frame at RBNY. Hobro confirmed his presence in Denmark on the club's Twitter account:

Hobro has four points from its first four games in the Danish 1st Division. The club was relegated from Denmark's top flight last season.

If he joins Hobro, Abang will have former New York Red Bulls' draft pick (2009) and trialist (2012Babajide Ogunbiyi for company. The American defender, a veteran of the Danish leagues, joined the club in January.

Previous reports have consistently connected Abang with a move to Denmark, but the identity of the team he would join has been uncertain. was first to report a move out of RBNY for the Cameroonian forward, stating that he had signed a one-year deal with third-tier BK Avarta ("We have no comments on transfer rumors," the club told Once A Metro).

An unnamed MLS source advised Metro's (no relation) Kristian Dyer that Abang was lined up to join a team in Denmark's top flight on loan.

Now he is visibly on trial with a team in the Danish second tier. Wherever he ends up, all roads clearly lead to Denmark.

Best of luck with the trial, Anatole.