- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 28, 2008
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- Kenny Cooper, Summer Transfers
You know it would happen but there is another Kenny Cooper update for us all now. Thanks to the always wonderful Buzz Carrick at 3rd Degree, he is reporting that FC Dallas have turned down the offer from Wales side Cardiff City despite the league accepting the offer. The club gets the final say in the matter so Cardiff City is going to have to present another offer (which they will).
According to 3rd Degree league sources, The initial offer for personal terms with Kenny Cooper from Cardiff City has been rejected. MLS has accepted the $4 million US (2 million pounds) offer for Cooper’s services from Cardiff; but the Hunts, owners of FC Dallas, appear to be standing pat for now and have not accepted or rejected the transfer on FC Dallas’ behalf. Our sources say Cardiff has now come back with a second higher personal terms offer to Cooper but would not confirm the amount.
Meanwhile Rosenborg’s roughly $3 Million offer still sits on the table, also un-acted upon by the Hunts. Cooper reportedly has agree to personnel terms with Rosenborg on a base contract upwards of $600,000 US with bonuses taking it over $1 million US a year
Phil Stephens today reported Cooper’s agent rejected the near $400k offer from FC Dallas and says FC Dallas may be preparing a new offer. From what I was being told yesterday about a possible reject of the FC Dallas offer, the club would present a deal that is between $500,000 and $700,000 (mostly a bunch of incentives and such to keep him outside of the DP status).
Still it is nice to see the club fight for their best player and a guy that will attract people to their stadium. The thought to keep him as long as possible while he is hot seems to be the logic that the club is heading in here. To possible get a better offer than $4 million isn’t totally out of the question.
Stay tune folks, this one sounds like it could drag on for a while longer.