Former Red Bulls academy and NYRBII defender Chris Gloster is taking his talents to Saxony.
On Tuesday, German outlet Sportbuzzer Hannover reported that Hannover 96 of Bundesliga had signed the 17-year-old Gloster.
Per ESPN FC, Gloster will play for Hannover’s U-19 side. The move comes after the Montclair native went on trial with Schalke 04 earlier this year.
Gloster made one appearance for NYRBII in 2016, and was featured heavily for the U.S. U-17 team in the CONCACAF U-17 Championship and FIFA U-17 World Cup.
While Chris Gloster may be off the Red Bulls’ radar, one other former academy grad may have just appeared on it.
In a Twitter conversation on Tuesday, MLS insider Matthew Doyle stated that there are “whispers” that Manchester United fullback Matthew Olosunde might be making his return to the Red Bulls on a loan spell.
The 19-year-old Olosunde has been used strictly in the Man United reserve side in Premier League 2 and has yet to make his debut for the senior squad.
With the impending absence of defenders Fidel Escobar and Michael Murillo for Panama, Olosunde could find plenty of opportunities to get minutes at the first-team level in MLS.
We’ve wondered for a while how the Red Bulls were going to free up those international roster spots with 11 players taking up eight spots - and now we know how: By declaring Florian Valot, Vincent Bezecourt and Venezuelan teenager Cristian Casseres Jr. to be on loan this season.
Earlier this month, MLSSoccer.com released the rosters for the upcoming season, with Valot, Bezecourt and Casseres listed as being “on loan” and not counting against the International Player limit.
Valot may find himself recalled to the first team sooner rather than later though. His performance as a sub for an injured Marc Rzakowski against Tijuana on Tuesday night was among the biggest surprises of the game.
Bezecourt made just a handful of appearances in 2017, while Casseres joined the team on a free transfer from Venezuela this past winter.