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LUFC Former winger closing in on MLS move

LUFC Former winger closing in on MLS move

Former Leeds United winger Lloyd Sam is on the verge of signing for MLS side New York Red Bulls.

The 27 year old who was released by Leeds at the end of last season after two years with the club has been training with the Red Bulls for the past week.

Sam took part in a reserve team game against DC United on Monday in a game they lost 3-1 but Red Bulls manager Hans Backe says he has seen enough to offer Sam a deal with the club. Speaking on the MLS website, Backe said, "We will have a chat today and tomorrow with him about contract and things like that.

"If everything looks good, we will try to sign him.

"In this league, it`s very difficult just to buy a specialist.

"You need to buy versatile players in this league because of the salary cap and things like that, so he can play hopefully two or three different positions, but he can definitely play in two positions."

Sam finished last season on loan at Notts County having failed to break into the side under Neil Warnock, who ultimately released him at the end of last season.

He started the summer training with cash strapped Portsmouth following his release from Leeds but with the south coast club still unable to make any signings and the future of the club still uncertain he took the opportunity to join the Red Bulls.

Sam could be lining up alongside Tim Cahill and Thierry Henry who are currently with the New York side.

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Date:Tuesday August 14 2012
Time: 8:15PM

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