Last week a source told The Inquirer that the Union planned to sign a young international forward before the MLS transfer window closes this weekend.
With several outlets reporting that it will be Freddy Adu, a Union team source would not confirm or deny the reports. The Soccer By Ives website was the first to report the news.
Apparently the negotiations are so delicate that the team is afraid of releasing any information until a deal becomes official.
The Union have already announced a noon press conference on Friday, so obviously they expect it to happen.
While not naming names,team manager Peter Nowak said that he expects an announcement to be made.
Nowak cautioned that a deal isn’t done until all details are taken care of.
The 22-year-old Adu’s rights are owned by Portugal’s Benfica.
Recently the Union transferred the rights of forward Carlos Ruiz to Mexico’s Liga de Ascenso. Adu would be a much younger replacement for Ruiz.
The MLS summer transfer window ends on Sunday. That is when MLS may request the transfer certificate of a player under contract in another country.
Nowak says due to paper work that is needed the transfer would have to be done by Friday at the latest.