Bradley Sold to Toronto F.C

Roma have completed their first sale of the winter market as they have sold midfielder Michael Bradley to MLS outfit Toronto F.C for a fee of €8m plus bonuses. The move was confirmed today by Bradley’s agent Alberto Faccini to Radio Radio:

“The choice was caused by some moves made already in the market. Not wanting to wait until January 31st, he (Bradley) decided to follow this path also to help the growth of American soccer. The arrival of Nainggolan? He has always felt like an important player, then his value changed. There were also several requests from Serie A clubs such as Bologna and Hellas Verona, but it is a choice made because of the appreciation towards the MLS and American soccer,” said Faccini.

He continued, “After 10 years in Europe he wanted to return to the United States. It’s certainly a sour and bitter choice, but he made it with his heart. Roma reiterated they didn’t want to sell the player up until the very end, but this was his own choice.”

Source(s): Radio Radio

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