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Sacha Kljestan could be on way to New York Red Bulls

The American midfielder nearly moved back to MLS in the summer, and now he's back trying to get it done.

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Sacha Kljestan may be returning to MLS. According to Goal, the New York Red Bulls are working on trying to acquire the American midfielder.

Kljestan has been trying to get way from Anderlecht since the summer. The Belgian club has an incredible amount of young talent and Kljestan has been relegated to bench duty. He nearly joined the LA Galaxy in August, but that would have been a loan deal and MLS rejected it.

It's unclear exactly how the Red Bulls would get Kljestan. They aren't near the top of the allocation order, which Kljestan should be subject to. When the Galaxy nearly got him in the summer, they did so by trading up the allocation order, something the Red Bulls could do. NYCFC is currently No. 1, but they are expected to use that on Mix Diskerud, so New York would have to do a deal with the Montreal Impact for the top spot to get Kljestan.

Kljestan would slot in well with New York, who need midfield help, and when he was with Chivas USA, Kljestan played with new Red Bulls manager Jesse Marsch. That relationship should help him settle in and while Kljestan has been out of favor with Jurgen Klinsmann, there's no doubt that he would be a very good MLS midfielder. A good run in MLS may even push Kljestan back into the national team picture, and he wouldn't be far from Seton Hall, where he played his college soccer.