Photo courtesy of RBK.no/Knut Aage Dahl
By FRANCO PANIZO
When Mix Diskerud signed a six-month deal with Rosenborg BK last August as a free agent, many believed he was simply finding a short-term solution for a club before moving on to greener pastures during the 2013 winter transfer window.
It turns out those greener pastures might just be at Rosenborg.
According to a Norwegian report, Diskerud is close to signing a new deal with Rosenborg that could be finalized as early as this week.
Part of the reported reason Diskerud is keen on re-signing with the Norwegian team is because it would give him a steady dose of playing time and U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is fond of the move. Diskerud, who scored his first international goal in a friendly against Russia in November, is currently with the U.S. squad preparing for a friendly against Canada at the end of the month.
Currently a free agent, Diskerud had been linked with Rapid Vienna and the Portland Timbers in recent weeks but neither are favorites to land the 22-year-old midfielder. Diskerud has, however, said that he could still join the Timbers if a deal with Rosenborg falls through.
Diskerud enjoyed a solid six months with Rosenborg during the second half of 2012. He made 16 appearances across all competitions and scored two goals, including the winner in a Europa League play-offs game that pushed Rosenborg through to the group stage of the competition.
What do you think of Diskerud nearing a new deal with Rosenborg? Bummed that he is apparently not signing with MLS/the Timbers? Wishing he would’ve moved to a bigger club?
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