According to the Metro.us, the New York Red Bulls were never planning on acquiring Uruguayan footballer Diego Forlan.
Ever since his departure from Inter Milan in 2012, the 37-year-old has been a part of numerous rumors suggesting he may eventually end up in Major League Soccer. However, these reports have never gained much ground. Earlier last month it was reported by multiple soccer news outlets that the New York Red Bulls were planning to sign the former Manchester United striker, but the Metro’s source claim otherwise.
“The team did not offer a contract for Forlan. And he is not on their discovery list. He does not fit [the squad’s] model for future acquisitions.”
The source continues claiming that this doesn’t exclude New York from looking for potential attacking targets in this summer’s transfer window, stating that Jesse Marsch and the Red Bulls are looking at “multiple players to help the team’s attacking core.” In addition, they believe that a forward and at least one wide player “are in the mix” and there is still a strong chance they could sign themselves a Designated Player.
Archived content originally from EmpireOfSoccer.com by Jack Hazzard