Former Chelsea midfielder linked with MLS move

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien, has been once again linked with a move to MLS after turning down a move to Greek outfit, Olympiacos. A report from onceametro.com claims that he is ‘waiting for a call from New York Red Bulls.’

Essien had previously been linked with a move to New York Red Bulls and the rumours have come back around.

The Ghanaian midfielder will bring a wealth of talent to any MLS outfit, having played in top leagues across Europe.

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The Red Bulls are sitting third in the Eastern Conference and are looking strong this season having lost just one game.

The 32-year-old is currently plying his trade at AC Milan and still has a lot to offer any potential club. As we know players across both Europe and in MLS who are still turning out great performances while heading towards the twilight stages of their career.

Will Michael Essien get an MLS move?

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Michael Essien keen on MLS switch but rejects FC Dallas offer – report

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien could be the next big name to move to Major League Soccer this winter as he is believed to be keen on a new challenge but he has turned down an offer from FC Dallas.

Reports emerged yesterday from Italian publication Gazzetta Dello Sport that Essien was ready to reject offers from across Europe in order to make a move to MLS, just 12 months after moving to Serie A with AC Milan.

Premier League strugglers Burnley, Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion are all interested in signing the 32-year-old who is out of contract in June.

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With just six months left on his current Milan contract, Essien is free to speak to clubs about his next move, with Milan not willing to extend his deal.

The player is reportedly keen to secure a move to MLS so that he can leave Italy in time for the new season starting in March.

But Essien has turned down an offer from FC Dallas, according to transfer specialist David Amoyal, who states in his report that: “Essien’s contract expires in June and just like Giovinco, he could sign with any team for next season.

“FC Dallas made an offer but it was deemed too low.”

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That does not mean that Dallas are out of the race to sign Essien, and if the player is keen on a move to the United States, then he’ll be forced to reconsider any future offers.

It’s worth noting that Essien’s agent is Nico Clavijo – the son of FC Dallas’ technical director Fernando Clavijo.

It has already been a very busy offseason of transfer dealings in MLS and don’t be surprised to see more clubs put an offer on the table for Michael Essien to consider.

Would Michael Essien be a good signing for MLS? Should FC Dallas make another offer?