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New York Red Bulls transfer Kemar Lawrence to Belgian side Anderlecht

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UPDATE: Jan. 31, 18:10 pm EST – The New York Red Bulls announced the transfer of defender Kemar Lawrence to Belgian side Anderlecht. Terms of the transfer were not disclosed.

“Kemar has had ambitions to play in Europe and we received an offer that makes this mutually beneficial for the club,” said Sporting Director Denis Hamlett in a team release. “We wish Kemar the best for this next step in his career.”

Jan. 30, 17:45 pm EST - Kemar Lawrence is set to move on from the New York Red Bulls, according to a Thursday report from the Athletic. A source later confirmed the report to MLSsoccer.com's Tom Bogert.

Per The Athletic's Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal, the Red Bulls have agreed to sell Lawrence to Belgian side Anderlecht, citing multiple sources that say the clubs have settled on a transfer fee of around $1.25 million, pending the completion of medical and via paperwork that need to be finalized before the deal can be made official.

Assuming those final nuts and bolts are taken care of, Lawrence would become the second Red Bull defender this offseason to be sold to Anderlecht, joining fellow fullback Michael Amir Murillo.

Lawrence, 27, has been with the Red Bulls since 2015, scoring five goals and racking up 118 appearances. He appeared in 22 games last season, starting 19 while playing 1,729 minutes. The left back also has 55 senior caps for the Jamaican national team, scoring three goals for his country. 

Lawrence started his professional career at Jamaican club Harbour View, where he scored two goals in 62 appearances 

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