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by Anthony J. Merced
New York Red Bulls are rumored to make their first big move of the off-season according to Fabrizio Romano in the signing of star Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg. The 32 year-old player has been a feature in the Bundesliga for the past eight seasons, making over 200 appearances and scoring over 40 goals. Along the way he lifted the DFB Pokal for the past two years with Leipzig.
Forsberg's career has seen him linked with moves across Europe but his level of play and preference amongst multiple managers has led to getting the most playing time in the German giants. It has also given him the experience of playing in multiple UEFA Champions Leagues against the likes of PSG, Real Madrid and Manchester City.
The Swedish-born player has also made 84 appearances for his country scoring 20 goals dating back to 2014. Before Leipzig he played with Swedish giants Malmo before being signed in Leipzig's first season in the Bundesliga.
The move would be just the start of what has been rumored as a significant investment in the club by Red Bull Global Soccer. His experience at the highest level will mix with young talent that we know will remain in 2024. The likelihood is he will play alongside Dante Vanzeir, Daniel Edelman, Andres Reyes and others as the team hopes to put a potential cup winner on the field in the next calendar year.