Roma has announced it on their website with an official letterhead and everything. The transfer fee will be $10 million.
Just a thought, but I think a lot of people are viewing Bradley’s move to the MLS in the same light they see Dempsey’s or Bocanegra’s or potentially Onyewu’s moves, as a final destination to finish their careers. That’s not necessarily the case with Bradley. I’m not saying he won’t stay in the MLS for the next 10 years, but he could potentially play well for TFC and then go light up the World Cup. What happens then? Teams know about his success in Europe so there wouldn’t be any fear about him being able to assimilate to the culture there, he would still be only 27-28 and he would be a starter and important player for one of the top 20 national teams in the world (hopefully top 10!). I think it’s entirely plausible that he comes to MLS for a year or 2 and then suitors come a callin”. I think a lot of fans are more worried about American prestige then they are with Bradley’s career. This move makes sense for a number of reasons and doesn’t have to be his last stop.
P.S. What happens in a couple years when Bob does well with Staebek and moves to a bigger club in a better league? Neopotism Part Deux!
I really don’t get the MLS saliry structure. TFC has been able to sign D-Roe, DeFoe and Bradley in a week while somehow the Earthquakes are sitting at the top of the cap with Wondo and Goodson. Don’t get it but I guess another rebuilding year never hurt anyone. Go Quakes!
Oops, “salary”, I really need to proof read sometimes.
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