Brendan Doherty

New York Red Bulls reject Club América bid for Alejandro Romero

2018 Supporters’ Shield winners New York Red Bulls have started dealing with offers for Alejandro Romero, who they signed in December 2017.

Club América recently sold their homegrown attacking talent Diego Lainez to LaLiga club Real Betis for €14m.

Manager Miguel Herrera sees the Argentine-born Paraguay international as a suitable replacement for Lainez at América.

ESPN Mexico write that Club América have submitted a bid worth €9m for the 24-year-old play-maker from the Red Bulls.

The report goes on to say the MLS club have rejected the offer outright and did not return a counter-offer.

The player is understood to be interested in a move to the Mexican capital for a chance to play for the iconic blue and gold and does not appreciate obstructionism from his current club.

Beyond the allure of playing for América in the Azteca Stadium, Romero and his representatives are keen to see a salary more commensurate with his abilities.

The player is far from the best-paid stars in MLS and the Águilas would be more flexible with his salary demands.

Red Bulls fans obviously do not ever want to see their creative attacking players leave the club but the departure of Romero after homegrown midfielder Tyler Adams left for RB Leipzig after the 2018 MLS season would especially sting.