Transfer deadline deals and their impact on Americans Abroad

Transfer deadline deals and their impact on Americans Abroad

European Soccer

Transfer deadline deals and their impact on Americans Abroad

DaMarcus Beasley (Rueters)

With the European transfer window set to close on Tuesday, we are starting to get more and more rumors and deals being made, some affecting Americans directly and indirectly.

The two most high-profile Americans poised to make transfer moves are DaMarcus Beasley and Freddy Adu, who are both in dire need of moves in order to secure more playing time and get back into the U.S. national team mix. Unfortunately, there has yet to be any significant news to report about if Beasley and Adu will move, and where they might wind up. Beasley has been linked to potential moves to Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, while Adu had been linked to a potential loan move to Denmark, but nothing new has surfaced in recent weeks.

While Beasley and Adu await their fate, there are other deals in the works that will affect Americans Abroad. Here are some other potential transfer moves that could impact American players:

A Hull City move for striker Benjani has broken downafter Hull had agreed to terms with Manchester City. A Benjani arrival might have cut into the minutes of Jozy Altidore, who has impressed early on in his loan move to Hull. Altidore has done well enough to have Hull ready to send striker Daniel Cousin away.

Everton's nightmare defensive start to the season, and Joleon Lescott's transfer, has led the Toffees to the transfer market, where they landed Sylvain Distin and are now on the verge of signing Dutch defender Johnny Heitingafrom Atletico Madrid. With Distin and Heitinga in central defense, U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard should start facing much fewer shots than he did to start the season.

U.S. fullback Jonathan Spector has been getting starts at left back for West Ham, but may not hold onto that job if the Hammers succeed in signing Phillip Bardsley.

Where are you hoping Beasley and Adu wind up? Think Altidore will settle in as a starter for Hull? Glad to see Tim Howard getting some help with Everton? What transfer move involving an American player would you like to see?

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