Last week, a report surfaced that three MLS teams were attempting to sign German international Sami Khedira from Juventus. Football Italia claimed that the LA Galaxy, New York City FC, and the New York Red Bulls are chasing the 29-year old midfielder.
Big name players are frequently attached with moves to MLS, and Khedira is reportedly being offered a high paying contract that is "very, very tempting."
According to FOX Sports 1 anchor/reporter Julie Stewart-Binks, the Red Bulls are not interested in signing him.
Despite being a borderline world class player who has played in the Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A, Khedira would not be a fit for the current Red Bulls. The club preaches a "no soloists" approach to building its squad, and a highly paid superstar could potentially unbalance the locker room and team first approach.
As pointed out by Once a Metro's Austin Fido, the Red Bulls might consider bringing in Sami Khedira's younger brother Rani who is currently on the outs with RB Leipzig. Last season, New York brought in striker Omer Damari on loan from its sister club, so it wouldn't be an unprecedented move.
The winter transfer window doesn't open for another month, so there should be many more rumors to come. Most, like Khedira-to-New-York, will be false. However, there's always the potential for a splashy signing, provided the player is a good fit and is willing to put in the work required by a high pressing team.