The Cole Bassett transfer watch took a huge leap forward Friday.
Dutch soccer magazine Voetbal International first reported early Friday morning that Bassett is close to securing a long-term loan deal to Feyenoord, the 15-time Eredivisie champions, and Tom Bogert of MLSSoccer.com reported both camps are in advanced discussions. The deal is reported to be a one-and-a-half year loan with Feyenoord having the option to buy. The deal could be announced next week.
Bassett, 20, a Littleton native, was close to securing a deal last year to move to Portugal’s Benfica last summer, but opted to remain in Commerce City for one last push for an MLS Cup. The Rapids ended up winning the Western Conference and recorded a club record in points, but fell short of a title, losing in the second round of the playoffs.
Bassett earned his first cap with the United States Men’s National Team last month and scored the game-winning goal against Bosnia and Herzegovina. He attended extended training with Arsenal, as well as German Bundesliga sides Freiburg and Hoffenheim. On Friday, ESPN’s Taylor Twellman also reported Bassett left the USMNT January training camp.
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Source:: The Denver Post