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New Michael Bradley Rumors

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Unfortunately–or, rather fortunately, depending on your viewpoint–it doesn’t look like I’ll have the time in the next 24 hours to dig deeply into the new rumors surrounding Michael Bradley’s future.  Here’s a quick look at the growing list of suitors in England:

Liverpool – With the Javier Mascherano-to-Inter rumors continuing to gain steam (with the inevitable “It would be a dream” comments added to the dialogue by Mascherano’s agent yesterday), Anfield could emerge as a legitimate possibility for young Michael–and would be quite a move for him, regardless of the financial problems plaguing the club.

Everton – Everton would be a wonderful opportunity for Bradley, although I’m not sure where he fits in at the present time.  The Toffees already have a wealth of young talent in the center of midfield, including Tim Cahill, Marouane Fellaini, Jack Rodwell, and Johnny Heitenga.  While I could see them taking the opportunity to cash in on Fellaini–if there’s a market for the 22 year-old–it doesn’t seem likely that Cahill or Rodwell, in particular, will be moving on.  Until other moves happen, this doesn’t seem likely.

Blackpool – The Blackpool rumor doesn’t make a great deal of sense.  They’ll be extremely hard-pressed to stay up in the EPL, and while Monchengladbach hasn’t exactly set the Bundesliga on fire over the last two years, a relegation battle with a new team doesn’t seem all that appealing for the midfielder.

West Ham – Bradley would make sense for West Ham, particularly if Scott Parker moves to Aston Villa.  Again, though, would this actually be a significant improvement over Monchengladbach?



Written by Pete Kavanaugh

July 13, 2010 at 10:04 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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