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Report: PSV makes bid for U.S. U-20 defender Gloster

U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team defender Chris Gloster is reportedly being targeted by Dutch giants PSV.

According to ESPN, PSV have made a bid to German second-tier side Hannover for Gloster. The bid was submitted on Friday and Gloster has met with Hannover manager Mirko Slomka to inform him of his interest to join the club, according to the report.

Gloster, 18, has yet to crack Hannover’s senior squad but spent most of last season with Hannover II. He made 20 appearances between Hannover II and the U-19 squad, registering three assists. His current contract expires in June 2020.

He is also coming off a strong showing with the U.S. U-20’s at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. Gloster helped Tab Ramos’ side advance to the quarterfinals before being eliminated by Ecuador.

Should Gloster move to the Eredivisie, he will join former U.S. youth international Desevio Payne who recently signed with FC Emmen.

Hannover was relegated to the 2. Bundesliga in 2018-19 after finishing 17th in the 18-team league.


  1. @Johnnyrazor, couldn’t agree more and that’s what the fans who want to rush these younger players along don’t get! It’s one thing to be producing and playing consistently at club versus this idea that the younger plyers should be given developmental time with the NT. No, the NT is not where you develop players, that’s done at club level, so if fans want to be mad at some one for not ushering in a talented but yet unproven commodity that is a lot of our younger players then get mad at them for not making the sort of impact yet that would deem them worthy to play first team minutes for you club.

    Greg is taking the absolute right approach witht a lot of the youngsters, because as we have seen in the past when youngsters are rushed into the senior set up, it can be a detriment if they are not trully ready, which is what those friendlies last summer/fall and even this year has showed. With the WC just under 4 years away there is stll plenty of time to let them acclimitize themselves at club level and to gain maturity and experience so the next level isn’t overwhelming.

    • Agreed, but for a change we aren’t limited to just these 2. The U-23’s have a couple options at full-back (Robinson & Cannon) and then there are a couple players who didn’t make the
      U-20 side (Limited roster spots) who could jump up the pecking order.
      In a couple years, if these kids keep progressing, we’re going to have a nice group of players to pull from. It’s going to be exciting to watch these kids grow and improve the USMNT.

      • A lot also has to do with who the coach would be. If we still have a coach that prefers old timers with long resume over a better younger player… then you know where the program is heading.

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