UPDATE: Red Bulls Officially Sign Daniel Royer


According to Danish newspaper AOH, the New York Red Bulls are on the verge of signing Austrian winger Daniel Royer from FC Midtjylland. The winger is said to be in America undergoing a physical.

If the transfer takes place, Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis, and coach Jesse Marsch, hope the 5’9″ playmaker can be the answer to the team’s scoring woes of late. Though they did score four times in Sunday’s Hudson River Derby, and lead the league in goals with 36, the Red Bulls have been inconsistent in the final third all season long.

Earlier this month, in an effort to shake up the club, popular and energetic winger Lloyd Sam was traded to rivals D.C. United after five seasons with the club. The move shocked many players, but allowed Marsch to utilize young right-winger Alex Muyl. Unfortunately the New York City native has only been able to score once in 16 matches this season (seven starts). Mike Grella, who has played mostly out of the left-midfield position, is second on the team with six goals.

It’s likely that Royer will slot into Muyl’s spot, but reports say he prefers the left side. Coincidentally, during Sunday’s victory over NYCFC, Grella was moved to the right side, which frees up the left for the Austrian.

The newspaper said the 26-year-old will command a ~$225,000 transfer fee. The Red Bulls did not respond to Metro Soccer Nation’s request for comment.

UPDATE: Brian Lewis of the New York Post is reporting the deal is imminent, if not completed.