The relationship between New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg continues as young forward Samuel Tetteh joins on loan for the remainder of the 2020 MLS season. The Ghanaian international has been a staple of the Austrian Bundesliga and can potentially fill the hole left by the departure of Bradley Wright-Phillips.
"Samuel is an exciting attacking player that our scouts have been following," said Head of Sport Kevin Thelwell. "He is strong physically and technically, and plays with a lot of confidence. He's got an intelligence in each phase of the game and we believe he'll fit in well with our group."
Tetteh's time with Salzburg was brief. The player only made one appearance with his home club in the Austrian Cup back in 2017-18. Since then he has been on loan with LASK, where he played 72 games and scored 16 goals. There is an upside to the 24-year-old in that he's joining a system in need of a lead striker, potentially pushing Brian White or Daniel Royer out of the top spots in the 4-4-2 formation.
The question does remain as to whether or not he will adjust quickly. MLS is a very unique league and 2020 has been an even more unique scenario for players. The league will resume games in home markets later this month and Tetteh will be thrust into a condensed campaign where results will matter even more.
Either way, this was the type of move that Red Bull fans had been clamoring for. It is a signing in the prime years of production and much will be expected. New York returns to the field on August 20th when they play New York City FC.