American Exports: Bundesliga teams eye Bradley
AMSTERDAM – In addition to publicly named suitors abroad, Borussia Mönchengladbach hot topic Michael Bradley is currently being sized up by four Bundesliga clubs, MLSsoccer.com has learned.
The US midfielder – who was mysteriously dropped to the subs' bench by manager Michael Frontzeck two games ago – has also recently been linked with transfer interest from Galatasaray, Palermo, Spartak Moscow and Sunderland in recent German reports.
"We are actively talking to German clubs," one of Bradley's Germany-based reps, Brian Eylert, told MLSsoccer.com. "There have not been any offers to 'Gladbach yet. They are still thinking about it; there's been no final responses."
Earlier this week, Mönchengladbach technical director Max Eberl told German outlet Express that Bradley's agent submitted a transfer request during the winter break and that the club had no plans to offload the American prior to this submission.
He explained that the 23-year-old's removal from the lineup was simply a way for the squad to plan ahead without Bradley, as the club now fully expects the US international to be gone by the close of the winter window.
Despite the new 'Gladbach stance on Bradley's playing time schedule, Eylert said none of the potential bidders from across Europe have named the right price to land his services.
"There's a lot of activities going on," he said. "But we're not at the point of making a deal just yet."