- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On January 30, 2008
- 2 Comments
It was reported last night that Chivas USA and National team keeper Brad Guzan was given permission to leave camp to go over to England. He is scheduled to return in time for the US-Mexico match next week in Houston.
I think it is fair to say that the $4 million offer from Aston Villa is going to meet the league’s price of Guzan and he is going over there to hammer out the logistics, much like Eddie Johnson before the Sweden game a couple weeks ago when he left to go meet with Fulham.
Looks as though Chivas is now in an even tighter spot as they have no option at keeper if Guzan does indeed leave for Villa. Fair to say that they will not be winning the west this season if they don’t get their keeper situation ironed out in the next few weeks. They don’t even have a solid backup to Guzan at the moment anyways.
They do have money right now to spend but they haven’t really hit the transfer market like I expected them to this month. It could very well come back to haunt them if they don’t get some deals worked out in the next 24-to-36 hours. All I can say is that they better be hoping that something falls threw in this deal for Guzan and he returns to the club at least until the summer transfer window.
Lots of things to be worked out so we will see in a day or so what happens here with Villa and Guzan.