One step closer to New York: verbal agreement on Dante Vanzeir


It seems that it can no longer go wrong for Dante Vanzeir (24). There is an oral agreement between Union and New York Red Bulls on a definitive transfer.

Pieter Jan Calcoen

Union will receive more than five million euros, Vanzeir can sign for at least four years in America. Soon he will undergo his medical tests.

NY Red Bulls tracked down Vanzeir through intensive scouting and was immediately convinced of his potential added value: with his explosiveness, depth and nose for goals, he is a dream asset for coach Gerhard Struber. At NY Red Bulls, Vanzeir will end up in a core with mainly Americans: hardly any Europeans will play. The new season in the MLS starts at the end of February, the NY Red Bulls’ goal is to compete at the top of the standings.


Union coach Karel Geraerts does not like to see Vanzeir leave. With the Limburger he loses a key player, it is a sporting loss anyway. The ambition of Union, which is still active on three fronts, is to replace Vanzeir with dignity, but time is ticking – the transfer window only runs until Tuesday. Earlier this mercato, Union already declined interest in Dennis Eckert. A good move, it now appears: it is initially up to the German to put Boniface and Nilsson to the test.

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