Roma Leading Juventus in Race for MLS Defensive Prospect

Roma have proposed a €7.5M bid for FC Dallas defender Bryan Reynolds, as first reported directly by MLS on their website and confirmed by Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport, which added that the club is waiting for an answer and that the player intends to move across the pond in the near future.

The 19-year-old Reynolds primarily plays as right-back and has notched 27 appearances with Dallas over the last two seasons, collecting five assists. He has been a regular at a youth level with the United States Men National Team.

Transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio informed that Club Brugge have moved concretely and offered €7M to the team and a four-year contract to the player, with a €750k annual salary. Juventus are interested too and set up a meeting with his agents to discuss the potential deal, which would be done in partnership with Cagliari. Differently from the MLS sources, the journalist said that the Giallorossi approached the player first but have yet to present a formal bid.

Our view

Since Roma have an American ownership, it is only natural for them to try to acquire some MLS players and they are not set at the right-back position. Even though Rick Karsdorp has shown decently so far, he has not played well enough to be considered a cornerstone, while his back-up Bruno Peres has an expiring contract and Davide Santon has missed a lot of time with injuries.