As the Summer Transfer Window has opened in Major League Soccer some teams have already made moves to improve their rosters and make that big push towards the back end of the regular season. This is the first move of the transfer window for the Red Bulls.
They have signed Romanian Midfielder Andreas Ivan to a deal and the club is waiting for the receipt of his P-1 Visa to official have him involved with the club during the regular season. He originally joined the Red Bulls on Trial this past June and he will occupy an International spot on the roster as this news was announced Friday afternoon.
“We are pleased to welcome Andreas to our club,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “Andreas is a young, dynamic player with a lot of qualities we like. He has already gained a good amount of professional experience and immediately improves our roster. We look forward to seeing how he can continue to grow as a player and contribute to our club.”
The 23 year old from Pitesti, Romania has played professionally in Germany since the 2013-14 season, when he was promoted from Stuttgart’s U-19 side to their senior team. He has 96 senior team appearances and 5,783 minutes converting 16 goals and 14 assists in all competitions.
This past German Season he had his best year with SV Waldhof Mannheim scoring eight goals and six assists in 36 appearances. With the season ending injury to Florian Valot, you would think that Ivan will compete with Alex Muyl for that right winged midfield spot.
“I’m happy to welcome Andy to our club,” said Red Bulls Head Coach Chris Armas. “Andy is a dynamic attacker who can unbalance defenses with and without the ball. He has a fearlessness and a great energy about him which will help him fit in right away. We think he’s going to be a great addition to our team.”
Well we shall see what Mr. Ivan can do for the Red Bulls as he will need time to adapt and get up to speed with the club, but at the moment it looks like reinforcements are coming to the Red Bulls and hopefully it will continue to march up the Eastern Conference Standings.