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Tasty Rumors: Michael Bradley Transfer?

August 23, 2008
How many cards can a card chuck chuck? (wait... huh?)

How many cards can a card chuck chuck? (wait... huh?)

Everyone’s favorite 20 year old yellow card magnet is in the news.  Heerenveen coach Yme Kuiper made some papers yesterday when discussing Michael Bradley:

“Bradley is allowed to leave us, but only for a realistic transfer fee. If that does not come along, it is better that he stays with us. Bradley is a good football player who can certainly be of value to us.”

Let’s break it down: After finishing the last Eredivisie season strongly, Bradley hasn’t done himself any favors this summer.  Mediocre performances at the Olympics and some forgettable friendlies haven’t helped to draw any attention from top clubs.  Last we all heard, Everton and Middlesborough had some interest in the youngster, but Heerenveen’s 20-30 million USD estimation of the player now seems laughable.

But what choices do Heerenveen have? Last I checked, Bradleys contract expired at the end of this upcoming season. So, it seems most likely that Bradley will make a move in the January transfer window and use this fall term to reestablish his value. If he can even do that.  I’m skeptic that Bradley will continue to find the back of the net in the Dutch league, but we shall see.

But who knows, maybe Monaco will make a big bid in the next few days and he’ll join Freddy in Ligue 1. Remember that rumor? psh.

–psc

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