- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On January 12, 2008
- 2 Comments
I saw this late last night and had to make a comment. Steve Goff had an interview with New England Revolution striker Taylor Twellman who said he was upset that the league or the Revs turned down an offer from English side Preston North End:
“I want to go. It’s perfect timing. It’s the right club and, being 27, it’s the right time to go to Europe.”
“When I ask MLS, they say the Revs rejected it. When I ask the Revs, they said it was MLS. Look, you’re not going to get more than that for a guy like me, who is not always with the national team. It’s a good offer. Anytime a team wants you that bad, of course you want to go.”
Good for Twellman to come out and say he wants to go even though I’d hate to see another stay leave the MLS. I have to say that its a little shaddy on the league’s side and the Revs side here to keep him in the dark about who’s doing what here. If he wants to go I say let him.
Whoever rejected a $2.5 million offer from England’s Preston North End, an increase of about $1 million since their initial approach. I have to say that is a pretty good offer for him. It could be more too but $2.5 isn’t bad at all considering Clint Dempsey didn’t get too much more from Fulham last year.
Twellman signed a new contract with the league last year and it was guaranteed $350,000 in 2007. This coming season his deal is also guaranteed, but says the 2009 and ’10 seasons are conditional. Also, based on national team appearances, he should be assured that he’d be approved for a British work permit. PNE is in the second-tier Championship division and struggling to avoid relegation.
What do you all make of this news? Should he be allowed to go if he really wants to?