Thursday, February 4, 2010

Maldini Set to Fist-Pump In Jersey???


::5min of stunned silence::
Just rumors at this point, but according to Italian press (and Google translator):
"The former captain of AC Milan have reached an agreement in principle with the New York Red Bulls, American League club in MLS. The club does not have great technical merit, but from an economic standpoint Maldini is ready to hold gold."
A Spanish report isn't going as far as "done deal", but does say that negotiations are almost complete and that Maldini is in town NOW to sign the paperwork.

WTF?!  Where did this come from??
I know it's just a rumor at this point...but I'm honestly shocked.
Forgive me, but a 41yr old defender isn't exactly the 2nd DP I was expecting for 2010.
Wow.  Wow.  WOW.

OPINIONATED UPDATE:  My immediate guess...the Henry thing isn't gonna work for 2010.  Red Bull needs a place holder.  We sign Maldini's old ass for a year.  He "retires" at the end of the season.  We get Henry when the contract expires in 2011.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Wow. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me for DP money. Maybe if you guys get him for Djorkaeff money