American Exports: Feilhaber could stay at Aarhus
AMSTERDAM — Despite a drawn out transfer chase that has spanned three continents and three months, it is appearing more and more likely AGF Aarhus playmaker Benny Feilhaber will remain with the Danish second-flight leaders to finish out the last months of his contract.
The US international has been courted by clubs from Brazil, Mexico and Europe since AGF went into the league's extended winter break back in November.
However, none of them has been able to lure Feilhaber, who seems in no hurry to make a winter switch with free agent status coming up in June.
When AGF entered the winter break, they were in a position of needing to shed some salary. The sale of forward Dioh Williams, however, has changed their tune on Feilhaber's immediate availability.
"[AGF] would like to keep him," Feilhaber's agent, Lyle Yorks, told MLSsoccer.com. "They'd like to extend his contract."
The rep says Feilhaber is happy at AGF, and with changes to Danish tax laws dropping the rate for foreign players dramatically, he could conceivably re-up with the club should it earn promotion back to the SAS Liga.
"We are looking at all his options, including that," stated Yorks. "If he did agree to a move now, it would probably be a pre-contract to start in the summer."
This season, Feilhaber has notched four goals and seven assists in 15 league games. AGF, who lead the 1.Division by five points through 16 0f 30 matches, return to action with a March 20 visit from Hobro.