As we approach the new year one of the most crucial time frames in soccer is almost here.
The winter transfer window lasts one month, but an abundance of clubs around the world capitalizes on finalizing deals.
This year the opening date is January 1, 2022, and the window closes on January 31, 2022.
However, there are plenty of clubs seeing players depart from the roster. The Philadelphia Union has a few players who have reached agreements with different clubs.
Right before the season concluded for Philadelphia it was announced that Paxten Aaronson will be playing in Germany next season.
The attacking midfielder will be suiting up for Eintracht Frankfurt. It is reported that the transfer will cost approximately $4 million.
Aaronson is loved within the Union organization since he is a homegrown talent.
Dating back to 2015, a young Paxten Aaronson started his career with the Philadelphia Union’s YSC Academy.
Gradually his play started to separate from his peers, and he was called up to the Philadelphia Union II five seasons later.
The following season Aaronson accomplished his dream and signed a deal with the Philadelphia Union’s first team.
In his two seasons with the Union, he netted four goals. Although he was a substitute, he filled a void whenever needed.
Now, he will be taking his talents to Germany and hopefully his new club does not plan to rush him into action. It will be smart if Eintracht Frankfurt is cautious about playing this young man because his talent is undeniable, but he must adapt to his new home first.
The news of Cory Burke joining the New York Red Bulls stings, but it is a fair move for both parties.
Undoubtedly, Burke was a key player off the bench for the Philadelphia Union.
Whenever he stepped foot on the pitch, he raised the intensity for the squad and always found a way to contribute.
At this point in his career he deserves to get paid. He is 30 years old and coming off a terrific season for the Union.
From Philadelphia’s perspective this opens the door to giving more minutes to younger players in the system.
Hopefully Philadelphia’s plan to not retain Burke works, but I wish Burke the best for his next few seasons with New York.
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