Polish international midfielder Sebastian Mila has made no secret of the fact that he wants to play in the US.
And the Chicago Fire are interested – but nothing’s complete just yet.
“If you're saying we're signing the guy tomorrow, no,” Fire head coach Frank Klopas said. “Is a deal on the table? No. Does the guy want to come to the US? Yes. It's like Warsaw here, you've got a million Polish people. It's like home.”
Mila has played the bulk of his club career in his native country, along with stops at Austria Wien and Vålerenga of Norway, and rumors of his possible signing with the Fire have picked up steam throughout the season. Former Chicago forward Jerzy Podbrozny fanned the flames recently, telling Polish media the team are in talks with the 30-year-old.
But while the Fire have an eye on Mila and have been in contact with Podbrozny, Klopas said on Sunday that bringing him in this summer is far from a certainty.
“Mila's a good player and we're looking at him, but we have to see what the needs of the team are right now,” Klopas said. “The important thing is that when you have people like [Podbrozny], you stay in touch because it's not like you can travel to Poland every day and see players.”
The Fire have previously hinted that they’ll be looking to add a consistent goalscorer in the summer window, with backline depth another area of concern.