With the club season and an international window in the rearview mirror for the US national teams in Europe, it’s time to take a look at the players who are on the move to get a move on and those who may need to move to see their potential.
USMNT Summer Transfer Overseas Looking Ahead
I’m on the road
Before we talk about players who could benefit from a transfer, let’s take a look back at those who already have summer transfers waiting in the wings.
Matt Turner – New England Revolution at Arsenal
During the January window, Revolution unexpectedly announced that Matt Turner would be joining Arsenal in the summer. With Aaron Ramsdale attached to GK1, Turner will likely only play in cup games and possibly the early stages of the Europa League.
Brendan Aaronsohn – RB Salzburg – to Leeds United
✍️ #LUFC is pleased to announce an agreement with Red Bull Salzburg for the transfer of Brenden Aaronsohn, which will be completed on July 1.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 26, 2022
Before Jesse Marsh took over from Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds United had been linked with an interest in the USMNT striker, but Marsh kept Leeds in the Premier League, essentially sealing the deal. Leeds announced the signing of the 21-year-old just days after the end of the season.
Cameron Carter from Vickers Spurs to Celtic
CCV has been with the Spurs since his youth academy days but only made 5 senior appearances in 6 years. Celtic made the move to buy Carter Vickers, keeping a place in the Scottish Premier League.
Household / Rumors
With the transfer to Tottenham, Antonio Conte is again associated with Weston McKenny, who was wanted by the club in January. A move to Tottenham would have ignited Spurs and USMNT in me. Gabriel Slonina has been linked with a move to almost every major club in Europe. The 18-year-old has been linked to Real Madrid, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Wolves.
Who needs a move?
Here I will talk about a few players who have either fallen out of favor with their current club or could benefit from a level jump.
Luca De La Torre
As a newcomer to the international spotlight, Luca De La Torre quickly became a favorite for many USMNT fans. Currently in Hercules in the Dutch league it has been revealed that Luca has already agreed with his club to move to another location.. While a club like Ajax or PSV in the Eredivisie would be a good move, I think the Bundesliga is the perfect place for LDLT to grow further.
What a tumultuous time Captain America has been at Chelsea. He showed flashes of being the next Eden Hazard and also played games where you wouldn’t even know he was on the field. Pulisic is going to meet with Chelsea’s top management to discuss his future and I think it’s time to go. Even though Liverpool are interested in Pulisic reuniting with Jurgen Klopp, I think a complete exit from the Premier League is ideal for him. Moving to La Liga or Serie A would be a great option.
After sitting on the Manchester City bench behind Ederson for 3 years, it’s time for Zach Steffen to go somewhere where he can start every day. Especially in a World Cup year, if he wants to start in Qatar instead of Matt Turner, he needs to play every game. Whether it’s in the Premier League, Bundesliga or back to MLS, Steffen definitely needs to move.
I could write about many of the players who benefit from a transfer this summer, but you came here for an article, not an essay. I’ll be up to date with all the USMNT transfer business, so stay tuned as it’s going to be a busy summer.
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