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Report: Walker Zimmerman receiving interest from Europe

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Could he head across the pond after this season?

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Walker Zimmerman apparently has some decisions to make. According to a report from MLSSoccer.com’s Sam Stejskal, the 25-year-old defender for Los Angeles Football Club turned down a contract offer from the team and could leave the club at season’s end.

The article mentions that Zimmerman has at least “one written offer” from a European team and has interest from teams in Ligue 1, the EPL, the English Championship, and the Bundesliga. Zimmerman, whose contract expires this season, still could remain with LAFC for the right price, but he is seeking a raise that would either make him a Designated Player or his cap hit bought down with Targeted Allocation Money. He can sign a pre-contract with a European club before the season is out if he does not agree to a new deal with LAFC.

Walker Zimmerman has been in a couple camps with the United States Men’s National Team, earning his first cap back in February 2017 against Jamaica. His most recent appearance for the USMNT came back in May, when he scored in a 3-0 victory against Bolivia. Zimmerman may not be the first option on the depth chart on the international level, but he’s clearly looking to see if there is a situation for him where he can work to become a regular option for the national team. That situation could be in Europe for him, but we will have to wait and see where he ends up.