AFC Bournemouth defender Brad Smith looks set to be making a move to the United States of America for a loan spell with Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders.
The 24-year-old Australian international has made little impression at Dean Court since his £3million move from Liverpool just over two years ago.
The left-back has failed to make a challenge to regular first choice Charlie Daniels and even in his absence, Brad Smith has been behind Adam Smith in AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe’s thinking, despite his namesake being played out of position to fill in that position.
With Tyrone Mings also an option and new signing Diego Rico being added to the squad, Brad Smith now looks a long way down the pecking order and any opportunities to add to his 5 Premier League appearances look limited.
So a loan move could well be the best option at this stage of his career, but why the MLS?
— Chris Wise (@chriswisey) August 3, 2018
#afcb Defender Brad Smith is travelling to Seattle Sounders with a view to a loan move until June 2019.
He can be recalled in January.
— Mark McAdam (@markmcadamtv) August 3, 2018
Not really a surprise. Shame it’s a loan but hopefully, he does well out there and they want to take him on a permanent basis next summer.
One of those that we never really saw anything from, either through lack of opportunity or bad time injuries. Every club has a few. I wish him well in his career and not a lot else to say really.
Bradley Wright-Phillips is always the elephant in the room when talking about the quality of the MLS. A League 1 player in England but a record goal scorer in the MLS. True, some players fit one league better than another and playing for one of the better teams against some of the poorer opposition will have helped him. Still, it does make you wonder.
On the other hand, the SPL is much maligned, especially those teams outside the big (currently) one, yet Aberdeen took the 7th best PL team to extra time yesterday. Whilst I understand cup ties can be a different beast, sometimes I don’t think the gap is as big as some people think. – Join the conversation, click here.