John Brooks has reportedly found the next move of his club career with a first-ever spell in Spain on the horizon.
La Liga club Mallorca is reportedly finalizing a deal to sign Brooks, Spanish outlet Marca reported Tuesday. Brooks has been a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Bundesliga club Wolfsburg in May. He is expected to undergo a medical on Wednesday, Fox Sports reported.
Brooks, 29, spent the last six seasons with Wolfsburg, totaling 146 appearances, seven goals, and five assists for the German club. He made the first four UEFA Champions League appearances of his career last season for Wolfsburg, and ended his season on a high note by helping Wolfsburg avoid any relegation fight at the bottom of the league table.
Brooks began his club career with Hertha Berlin, eventually making 132 appearances for the first team from 2011-17. He joined Wolfsburg ahead of the 2017-18 campaign for roughly $18.7 million, totaling 30 or more appearances in each of the last four seasons.
On the international level, Brooks has earned 45 caps with the U.S. men’s national team to date, but has not featured since the opening round of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying in September 2021. His lone 2014 FIFA World Cup appearance came in a 2-1 win over Ghana, a match in which Brooks scored the winning goal as a second-half substitute.
Mallorca is 1-1-1 in the opening stages of the new La Liga campaign, sitting ninth in the league table with four points. Javier Aguirre’s squad faces Girona on Sept. 3 before visiting defending La Liga champions and UCL winners Real Madrid on Sept. 11.