Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Dutch side of the force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be... (dramatic pause) ... unnatural.

I have a morsel of a possible goodie for you. Not sure where this murmur originated, but I can confirm that sudden Ameri-philes FC Utrecht have made contact over apparent Stoke City outcast Brek Shea. Do not get ahead of the game, though, because I cannot yet say which type of transfer these discussions cover, nor am I sure how hot the flirtation is... not yet, anyway. I will get a report up at MLSS whenever I get a fuller picture of the entire scene.

And of course, I will insist this would be a perfect move for him - both from a soccer and an art standpoint. Yeah, for reals on both of his big endeavors.

Either way it goes, I gotta say it is delightful to see the major upswing in USMNT attacker players and prospects looking into an Eredivisie home in the last few years. It is about time.



- Greg Seltzer

11 comments:

UnitedDemon said...

Please let this happen.

jaredlaunius said...

^^What he/she said. I've long thought a Dutch education is the perfect prescription for Brek's raw, chaotic talent, and I doubt I'm the only American fan who thinks so. Surely he can still be saved.

heythisisrobbie said...

I'm assuming you're referring to his artistic talent, Jared.

heythisisrobbie said...

Speaking of wingers, it looks like Joe Gyau has resurrected his career. His next move will be very interesting.

Greg Seltzer said...

Next move? He just showed up at Borussia Dortmund!

soccer boy said...

Hey greg is rubio ruben the main reason fc utrecht didn't go at juan that hard after he was realeased from stoke?

Greg Seltzer said...

Utrecht did go after Agudelo.

Revs Fan said...

Greg, should a Revs fan be happy Tony Taylor was signed?

Tanja V said...

Rubio Rubin was already in the picture before (one year before) Juan Agudelo came to FC Utrecht.Also FC Utrecht was certainly interested in Juan Agudelo. But he wanted to look around and gave a salary indication of € 500,000 and a considerable ammount of fee to sign a contract. For most of the Dutch clubs, he is too expensive. At the moment I can't confirm the interest from FC Utrecht in Brek Shea.

Greg Seltzer said...

The salary indication you mention is basically the minimum Eredivisie salary for a non-EU player. As for the fee you refer to, I am not sure what you mean - he is a free agent.

Tanja V said...

@Greg Seltzer
As a free agent, you can ask hand money for signing the contract.