Macedonian Keeper Oka Nikolov Linked To Red BullBy: Dave Martinez | January 27th, 2010
Move over, Estonia. Your pals in the south are on our radar now!
Veteran Macedonian keeper Oka Nikolov has been linked to Red Bull, according to reports out of Germany (faz.net – originally found by ASN). The Eintracht Frankfurt lifer has rejected their recent contract extension, and may be looking at the US as a viable option as soon as the summer transfer window.
“Mr. Nikolov has informed us that he will not accept the offer to extend his contract by two years and that he wants to go to the U.S.,” executive chairman Heribert Bruchhagen told IVZOnline.
This comes just days after Erik Soler categorically denied any link to the 35 year old keeper.
Of course, this could all be a clever negotiation ploy by the Macedonian to get more money from the team he has spent a lifetime with, but that is sheer guesswork at this point.
Now, let’s just say that the rumors are true – then what? Bouna Coundoul caries a hefty salary and Danny Cepero carried the team to the MLS Final in 2008. Would the Bulls be interested in such a gamble and experiment with one of the few positions that seemed stable enough to carry into the 2010 season?
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