Philadelphia Union is ready to make a big splash this MLS offseason, having engaged in negotiations with Mexico international midfielder Marco Fabian from German club Eintracht Frankfurt. After ESPN‘s Taylor Twellman reported the news on Tuesday, Union’s sporting director Ernst Tanner confirmed this a day later.
“It is true, the rumor about Marco Fabian that we are in touch with him and in negotiations, but we can’t say more at the moment,” – said Tanner on Wednesday. “We will come out when we have more news with that.”
While he was an important part of Frankfurt’s rotation in the previous years, Marco Fabian played just three appearances this season struggling with injuries. He decided to find another club where he could get regular minutes and was considering China and the United Arab Emirates before starting to lean towards the opportunity to come to MLS.
Philadelphia Union aggressively entered the offseason, hoping to make a step forward after reaching U.S. Cup finals and MLS Cup knockout round in 2018. Besides negotiating a deal for Fabian, Union is also working on a number of other deals and has recently managed to sign German fullback Kai Wagner from Wurzburger.