Premier League clubs monitoring Brandon Vazquez

European teams are currently monitoring FC Cincinnati figure Brandon Vazquez after a recent rise in Major League Soccer, 90min understands.

Crystal Palace, Everton and Bournemouth are among those keeping a close eye on Vazquez, sources have told 90min. Promotion contenders Sheffield United, Norwich, and Middlesbrough and Scotland’s Rangers have scouted the player as well. 

The consensus between teams is that Vazquez would be well suited to English football due to his physical stature and style of play. However, reports from Sky Germany have also linked the player to Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in recent weeks.

Vazquez has been a subject of interest ever since an impressive 2022 Major League Soccer campaign, after recording 18 goals and eight assists in 33 appearances to become a Golden Boot contender. Given his numbers, Liga MX giants Chivas de Guadalajara submitted an offer for Vazquez but the club declined said advances.

The player later explained that after several conversations with the MLS club, he wasn’t ready to “let go” and move on. 

“But sitting down with Cincinnati, and having the conversation of where I am with the team, and what we’re trying to do in the league, we’re trying to win a championship and I think it’s very possible this year with the team that we have. I love the fans that we have, I love the city, the training ground, the coaches, my teammates, everything is so special and I wasn’t ready to let go of that just yet,” he said exclusively to 90min in January. 

But now, with the transfer window fast approaching, it seems the player is considering a potential move abroad. 

“Of course, my whole life I’ve always wanted to go to Europe,” he said in another interview. 

“And for sure, that’s the next step that I want to take. But nothing’s for certain, so I know I just have to keep doing my job here at Cincinnati, and if that’s what’s meant to happen, then it’ll happen. But for now, I’m just focused on improving myself every single day.”

As the 2023 MLS campaign progresses, Vazquez will likely continue to impress. He’s managed one goal and one assist thus far, to inspire FC Cincinnati to top of the Eastern Conference table with 14 points in six games and a record of 4W-2D-0L. 

His club success has also propelled Vazquez to the US men’s national team, recording one goal in two appearances for the American side. – ChatGPT autoblogging and content curation plugin for WordPress