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Report: Bradley to sign with Chievo Verona


photo by Michael Janosz/ISIphotos.com

Michael Bradley was left off the U.S. mens' national team roster for the upcoming friendlies so as to allow him to find a resolution for his club situation. Bradley appears to have found that resolution, and it will take him to Italy.

According to multiple reports out of Italy, Bradley is on the verge of joining Chievo Verona from Borussia Moenchengladbach. The move is expected to be a permanent one, and the reported transfer fee agreed upon by the two clubs is around $2.89 million.

Chievo finished in 11th place in Serie A last season. The club kicks off its postponed season on Sept. 11 against Novara Calcio.

What do you think of this development? Think going to Chievo Verona is a good move for Bradley? Just happy you get to see an American in Serie A?

Share your thoughts below.

  • TomG

    Pirlo? I don’t think I’ve ever heard ANYONE compare MB to Pirlo. That is an insane comp. Paul Scholes is MB’s ideal upside at the very most.


  • glaing

    Bradley can learn Italian. Reports are that he learned German, hence why he helped Jermaine Jones with his communication and learning English.


  • vik

    not entirely true. I was struggling through a barca/real madrid whine-fest last year and had to go to a Fulham/Bolton game at halftime to be reminded how the sport should be played.


  • Modibo

    Churchill? Apparently not – most people, even that wag Mark Twain, attribute that to a previous British PM, Benjamin Disraeli (remember Cream’s album Disraeli Gears?). But they’re wrong too.

    Google “university of york lies statistics” for the story!


  • Dontreadondeuce

    Well said. This is not a league where you get patted on your behind after making a mistake. It is going to be very demanding mentally and emotionally. If Bradley can rise to this challenge he will be much better for it, but it will be far from easy.


  • Shane

    This is a bad move for Bradley. He will be an absolute failure in Italy, not because of him but because of them. Look at Gooch. He was too hardworking, earnest, honest and respectful to get anywhere in Italy. It will be the same for Michael, only he has a temper to boot, so the end result will be worse. Would have rather seen him at a Championship side.


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