The only constant with the Red Bulls roster is change, but despite the summer transfer window being only a few short months away, one supposedly big & expensive change that’s been reported on appears to be D.O.A.
After breaking the bank with a $6.25 million move to land Kaku this past summer, it’s reasonable to believe that the team may wait a while before splashing their cash again. Nonetheless, the prospect of an alleged $11 million bid for Huracan forward Ignacio Pussetto is too intriguing to ignore.
Unfortunately, Kristian Dyer may have put the intrigue to rest by reporting this weekend on Red Bulls Insider that the team has denied making any sort of bid for the 22-year-old Argentine.
Pussetto is in the midst of a breakthrough season with Huracan, already scoring as many goals through 20 league games this season as his prior three campaigns combined, with seven.
Across the pond, Red Bulls academy alum Matthew Olosunde has been spinning his wheels with Manchester United’s reserves and has yet to make an appearance for Jose Mourinho’s first-team in over two years with the club. So it might come as no surprise that Olosunde is supposedly looking to come home.
In the same report, Dyer reported that Olosunde is a player of interest to the Red Bulls and that the team is considering a summer move to bring the 20-year-old right back into the fold.
Dyer also reported that defender Kemar Lawrence is pursuing his U.S. permanent residency (green card) and could receive it in about a month.
Should Lawrence receive the card, it would open up another international roster slot for the team.
As of now the Red Bulls have three expatriate players with permanent U.S. residency: Bradley Wright-Phillips, Carlos Rivas and Aurelien Collin.
Author’s Note: If Lawrence is interested in obtaining permanent residency in the United States, then maybe he isn’t as close to a move to Turkey or some other UEFA country as we were led to believe. Of course, he’s still going to want to get a massive pay raise when his contract expires at the end of 2018.