NEW YORK – Timmy Chandler's German club team, FC Nürnberg, was relegated from the Bundesliga just a few weeks ago. But the uncertainty of his future won't hang over him during the 2014 World Cup.
The US fullback confirmed to MLSsoccer.com on Friday that he's set to announce a transfer from Nürnberg in "the next couple of days." And his hometown club Eintracht Frankfurt is in the driver's seat.
"I think I'll iron it up before the World Cup to which club," Chandler said. "I think next week. The next couple of days."
Reports indicated that a handful of German clubs are interested in Chandler's services – namely Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Schalke – but Chandler always had a favorite: his hometown team.
"Yeah, it's a frontrunner. I've talked with them already," he said. "Because I played with the youth teams there 10 years before. And so it's a frontrunner."
"It was always done in my head because my agents work in Germany and I don't care what they do. They call me and just to tell me if I want [the deal] or don't want. But I'm focused here on the World Cup."
Despite being out of the picture for 15 months, USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann picked Chandler as part of the final 23-man roster to Brazil. And he played the entire second half at left back during the 2-0 victory vs. Azerbaijan in San Francisco.
But if he works his way into a starting spot, wouldn't he have been better off waiting until after the World Cup to sign with a new club?
"I know, maybe they [another club] pay $10 million to Eintracht Frankfurt then I go change to another club," he joked. "Two teams in one month!"