- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On January 14, 2008
- 0 Comments
Kansas City’s Eddie Johnson has left U.S. national team camp in L.A. and is in serious negotiations with English club Fulham.
Even though I thought Derby or Benfica would be EJ’s new home in the coming weeks this news however doesn’t surprise me one bit considering the number of American-born players on Fulham’s roster right now.
I am not hearing that a deal or anything has been reached yet but I do expect to hear something soon about this potential transfer. Anytime a player leaves National Team camp to talk with a club it can only mean a couple things, and signing a contract is one of them.
A good deal for EJ if he does sign and transfer with Fulham. It makes sense for Fulham to go after another American based player like Johnson. They need some more fire-power up top to stay afloat in the EPL and Johnson could be the guy to help them do that and get away from relegation. He should be able to get more playing time, thus helping out his US National team picture as well.
As for what this means for KC? Maybe they would be interested in trading up in this week’s SuperDraft for that number one pick with San Jose. I think the Wizards have enough veteran players and just enough picks in the draft to make a deal with Frank Yallop and the Quakes. KC will definitely need a forward and getting up in the top part of the draft would certainly help their cause if EJ does leave this week like most expect him to.
Latin America media is suggesting that the Wizards will replace Johnson with Ivan Trujillo from Deportivo Cali on a loan deal. If I get any more details that are in English I will pass them along to you all…