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Moves Being Made For Onyewu

December 2, 2008

Rumors Abound! It’s only December 2nd, but we can already smell the January transfer window and our first whiff comes courtesy of Oguchi Onyewu.  Seems like Marseille and Borussia Moenchengladbach are battling it out for the America centre back.  Goal.com tells us:

“The offer from Marseille is reportedly around $6.5 million U.S. with the added bonus of Argentine defender Renato Ceville heading to Liege.

While the offer from Marseille may be the to much for Liege to pass up with Onyewu slated to be out of contract at seasons end, another suitor has arisen. According to Belgiumsoccer.be, Borussia Monchengladbach is now offering Liege close to $4 million U.S. for Onyewu.”

Dear god, please don’t let Gooch go to BMG.  Seriously, If Gladbach gets relegated, the last thing any American wants is two USMNT starters playing for a Bundesliga 2 team.  Marseille would be a great place for Gooch to land and I think he would do very well in the French League.  6.5 million is a pretty hefty number for Onyewu and I don’t think Standard Liege will see a larger bid than that, so I’d be surprised if Gooch didn’t land at Marseille (That is, if the rumor is TRUE).

Another American with some buzz is Kenny Cooper, but more on that LATER.

–psc

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5 comments

  1. Agreed. I think it will be best for everyone if Gooch moved to marseille.


  2. Marseille is infinitely better than BMG, but I’m still holding out hope for Serie A or the Prem. We could really use a defender with consistent experience against the top attacking talent in the World.


  3. I’d rather see Gooch starting and getting consistent minutes with Marseille than going somewhere like the Prem. where he may not have as much of a role.

    6.5 million?! that’s awesome.


  4. Agree, Marsille would be good for Gooch, not BMG!


  5. Speaking of Gooch, he scored today in UEFA Cup. I have video of it up at http://watchsocceronline.blogspot.com/



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