Omar Cummings’ scintillating play this season – 14 goals, three assists for the Colorado Rapids – has drawn interest from suitors abroad. But it seems that the Jamaican isn’t going anywhere.
“For us as a club, our stance is that Omar is not for sale,” Rapids technical director Paul Bravo told MLSsoccer.com by phone on Thursday. “We’re going to do everything that we can to try and keep him in Denver for the rest of his career.”
Speculation that the striker might be leaving the club increased this week when José Luis Sánchez Solá, manager of Mexican club Estudiantes Tecos, said on Monday that he would like Cummings to fill the open international player slot on his roster.
“We understand that there are rumors out there that are floating around,” Bravo said. “We’ve not seen anything concrete, and we’ll move forward with trying to take care of Omar.”
The 28-year-old striker led the Rapids in goals this season, and added two assists in the playoffs to help Colorado to their first-ever MLS Cup title. Cummings had been linked to Mexican club Necaxa earlier in the season after an outburst that saw him score seven goals in five games for the club.
“From a contractual standpoint, I think he’s got two years left on his contract, so we’ve got nothing to worry about there,” Bravo said. “Our plan is to keep Omar.”
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