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Alexy Bosetti on trial with New York Red Bulls

This rumor will not settle down.

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About a week ago, we heard Alexy Bosetti had been on the New York Red Bulls' radar, but had opted to join Servette in Switzerland.

RBNY scoop-whisperer Kristian Dyer has heard different:

And the Red Bulls made no effort to conceal the player's presence in training:

Dyer broke the news the Red Bulls were in the market for an attacking player around the same time the rumor of RBNY's interest in Bosetti was cooling down.

It was Bosetti himself, however, who had said Servette was the club that had his attention, and who subsequently suggested he wasn't quite as sold on moving to Switzerland as he might have suggested. He told the official Nice website he was ready to consider any option "except Marseille or Bastia" when news of his departure from Le Gym was confirmed by the club.

On May 28, Tribune de Geneve carried a report noting that Bosetti and Servette had not yet reached agreement.  The report cited a suggestion from Bosetti's agent that the distance between the Swiss club's offer and the player's requirements was "not insurmountable", but also advised that the former France youth international was beginning to look at other option - "MLS in the United States in particular".

Bosetti is a 24-year-old attacking player who turned pro with his local club, OGC Nice. He won the 2013 U-20 World Cup with France, and started to make regular appearances in Ligue 1 for Nice in the 2012-13 season. His role with the team grew through the 2014-15 season, but his progress with the club subsequently flat-lined. After a succession of loans, he spent last season with the Nice reserves, for whom he scored 10 goals in the Championnat de France Amateur - the fourth tier of the French soccer pyramid.

He is a free agent seeking a fresh start. Perhaps the Red Bulls will be the team to give him that opportunity.