ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that sources within Major League Soccer are saying that the Philadelphia Union are in ‘advanced’ talks with the USMNT midfielder Alejandro Bedoya to bring him to the City Of Brotherly Love.
It’s interesting that this is coming up now, as he was recently quoted on ESPN FC that coming to the MLS is something he’s thought of.
"Since my son was born, I've always thought about coming back to the States, and that's still in the back of my mind and there's still ongoing discussions about that," he added. "[But] I still feel like I have a lot left to do, and I'm still ambitious about playing at the highest level. No disrespect to MLS at all; it's a continuously growing league. But MLS is still in the back of my mind as a place I'd like to come back.
What would tempt him to move from Europe, where he recently got a contract extension with Nantes back in February, which would have him at the club through the 2018/2019 season? He’s also had interest from both the Premier League and the Bundesliga which could bring a bigger pay day as well.
He wants to play at the highest level, so logic should dictate that he should stay in Europe and we know how much Klinsmann loves the guys who test themselves at the highest level. It could effect his standing on the USMNT ditching Europe for the MLS.
There’s no doubt he’d be signed as a designated player if he decided to come over to MLS which would bring him possibly more money than his current contract is shelling out. That’s the only possible explanation for him entertaining this offer.