The New York Red Bulls have been linked with Swansea Midfielder Leon Britton. Britton has recently confirmed his MLS interest, and is not travelling with Swansea City to their pre-season camp in Germany.
“There has been dialogue with a few people in America but there have been no offers at the moment.” – Leon Britton
These links are not new but Britton reaffirmed his desire to make the move to the MLS, through the quote above. MLS Soccer has also reported about Britton’s potential move to the MLS.
Britton still has two years left on his contract, but after reduced playing time at Swansea, he is looking for a move. The Englishman is reportedly being pursued by many MLS teams, which isn’t surprising due to his Premier League pedigree, but the Red Bulls seem to be at the forefront of the transfer rumors.
At 32-years-old, Britton is in the twilight of his career and plays primarily as a defensive midfielder.
Britton has had three stints with Swansea, first on loan from from West Ham United. He later joined Swansea from 2003-2010 where he scored 15 goals in 270 appearances. The diminutive midfielder was part of the Swansea team that climbed from League Two up to the FL Championship, and joined Swansea again in 2011 in the Premier League after spending a year at Sheffield United.
With the Red Bulls, Britton would most likely line up alongside Dax McCarty. As he is still on a contract, there will be a transfer fee, however there have been rumors surrounding a deal that would send Matt Miazga to Swansea in exchange for Britton and likely cash.