By TATE STEINLAGE
Matt Besler’s stock is at an all-time high following an impressive World Cup campaign with the United States. His options? Equally so.
Wednesday the Sporting Kansas City defender and captain confirmed two of at least 10 clubs in England and Germany bidding for his talents.
“I know that Fulham has offered to Kansas City and I know that Sunderland put in an offer or are putting in an offer,” Besler told Sports Radio 810whb.
“We’re trying to get something done as soon as possible. It’s a situation which needs to get resolved. I want to be staying in Kansas City if I’m going to stay. But if they’re going to sell me, then I want to know as soon as possible. It’s not just my decision. It’s the club’s decision if they want to sell or not. But I would definitely have an input on a team.”
Besler returned to his regular duties for Sporting KC on Saturday in Montreal and Wednesday in Columbus, going the full 90 minutes in both matches. The 27-year-old’s contract is set to expire after the 2015 season.
Besler impressed scouts at the World Cup, turning in several strong performances in the heart of a U.S. defense that stood up well against some of the world’s best players.
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