American Exports: Villa pass on Bradley, Jones on move?
AMSTERDAM — New Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has opted to allow US midfielder Michael Bradley's loan to expire next week without an offer to return.
Bradley's agent, Ron Waxman, confirmed to Fox Soccer that the 23-year-old midfielder is now in line to go back to Borussia Mönchengladbach. Currently away on Gold Cup duty, the New Jersey native spoke on the matter after US training on Tuesday.
"I've got a year left on my contract there, so we’ll see what happens," Bradley told reporters. "If something comes up, that’s good for 'Gladbach and good for me, I’ll look at it. Otherwise, it's another year at 'Gladbach."
The onetime New York Red Bulls player worked just two league matches and an FA Cup tilt during his loan stint with Aston Villa. In two-and-a-half seasons with 'Gladbach, Bradley has netted 10 times in 76 Bundesliga outings.
The news of Villa's decision could potentially perk up the ears of known Bradley admirers AS Roma; however, nothing is confirmed at this point.
In the meantime, MLSsoccer.com has learned that Roma are due to meet with the agent for Bradley's US midfield partner Jermaine Jones. There is little more info at this time, but the Schalke man's loan stint with EPL side Blackburn Rovers comes to an end this summer. Stay tuned for more on this story as it breaks.