Red Bulls Going French Again?

Red Bulls Going French Again?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 16, 2008
  • Summer Transfers

First there was Youri Djorkaeff, now there may be Sylvain Wiltord to take a stab in the Big Apple with the New York Red Bulls. The former Arsenal and Lyon striker is said to be the “mystery striker” for Juan Carlos Osorio’s trio of the summer striker hunt.

Wiltord was suspended by his current club Rennes recently which has put to speculation that he would see his time end with the French side. Now it appears that he will try to redeem his career that was onced a very promised one in MLS.

New York emerged as a potential destination for the Paris-born player, who played 92 times for his country, scoring 26 goals. Le Parisien has stated the 34-year old forward is closely examining an offer from the Red Bulls.

From what I recall of Wiltord is when he is on his game he is extremely capable of scoring goals in bunches. I remember his time with Aresnal back earlier in this decade. He scored 49 goals for the Gunners between 2000-04. If he is wanting to get his career back on track after falling out of favor in France, MLS may be a great place for it. I’m hoping he won’t come over to just finish out his career in New York and not take things serious (kind of similar to Youri).

It could be a good pairing with Juan Pablo Angel. What do you all make of Wiltord being linked with the Red Bulls? Good move or just a waste?