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Report: Emerson Hyndman leaving Fulham, destination unknown

Young American midfielder on the move.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Peter O'Rourke of ESPN FC is reporting that American midfielder Emerson Hyndman is leaving Fulham this summer:

U.S. international Emerson Hyndman is to leave Fulham when his contract expires next month, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.

Fulham had hoped to keep the highly-rated midfielder, but Hyndman has informed the club he has no intentions to sign a new deal as he plans to move on.

Hyndman, 20, allegedly has quite a few big clubs pursuing his signature.

ESPN FC cites interest from Manchester United, Tottenham, and West Ham United. The Sun reports Celtic, AC Milan, and Borussia Dortmund are also making inquiries.

If Hyndman stays in England, his future club will be forced to pay a training compensation fee to Fulham. If he moves abroad, the fee will be significantly lower.

The Dallas, Texas native joined the Fulham academy in 2011 and made his professional debut in August of 2014. He made 27 Championship and cup appearances in two seasons, scoring his first professional goal against Cardiff (on his birthday).

It's been a difficult two seasons of professional soccer for Hyndman. He's dealt with a collarbone injury, been marginalized by a new manager, and relegated back to the youth levels after refusing to sign a contract extension. Despite working his way back into the rotation at Fulham, it's clearly time for him to move on and seek a better club situation outside of the bottom half of the English Championship.

Hyndman has routinely featured in the United States youth national team setup and made his senior team debut in a friendly against the Czech Republic in September of 2014.

He recently indicated on his personal Instagram account that he will be receiving a call up to the senior team's upcoming friendly against Puerto Rico.

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