UPDATED: The Union have in fact clinched the signature of FC Nantes midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, after buying the allocation spot from Chicago Fire. The transfer fee and wage bill are reported to each cost the Union $1 million.
The Philadelphia Union were in advanced talks for U.S. Soccer midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, who currently plays for FC Nantes in France’s Ligue 1. A source confirmed with PHL Sports Nation’s Connor Cummings that non-decision making members of the organization were last night notified of the possibility of the transfer, a move that has seemingly been two years in the making.
A year ago, the Union seemed ever so close to securing Bedoya, when a miscommunication of the transfer fee hated negotiations. This year, however, the Union seem to be well on their way to adding the creative midfielder to their ranks, which could be a catalyst for a second have surge, with the team having failed to win a match since July 6th (all competitions).
Bedoya could seemingly fit in as the team’s right winger, which could cause a few changes for others in the starting XI. However, adding international level quality like that of Bedoya will go a long way to heling the Union secure a playoff berth.
Photo: Steindy (Wikimedia Commons)