The difference between Atlanta and us when it comes to transfers is obvious. We are part of a bigger global soccer organization that we will suffer being a part of and hopefully benefit from. Adams went to Leipzig as basically an internal move. I don't know if we would have gotten too much more for Adams from an outside move to a different organization/club but I know he wouldn't have been sold for as much as Almiron was. Now selling someone like Kaku might be different if he's not seen as someone who they will look to move to our European counter part. Not as much as Almiron but more than Adams to a third party within either Europe or the Americas. That's the thing, Red Bulls European interests are going to get the priority for talent if "we" NJ Red Bull develop it and they want it. Atlanta doesn't have that organizational hierarchy to deal with.
The benefit in this structure is the possibility for us to have better quality players loaned to us from our Europe clubs. We've had some decent players brought in but nothing that puts us over the top.
It would be nice if they actually send us a loan or two of their younger talent that's not fully ready for say Leipzig's starting 11/18. With that said we just lost Adams too them and he's only 19. They could have kept him with us for another year or two knowing he will eventually move to Germany but they decided it wasn't worth keeping him here for his development.
That means unfortunately they must not think to highly of MLS as place to help develop their players for Europe.
As I wrote this out now I see how we won't benefit from our place in Red Bull's global structure and why they won't sign DPs for us.
Oh well nevermind.
Players are not owned by Red Bull in perpetuity. If Adams or anyone else wants to test wider waters they can say no and wait for their contract to end. It is up to Red Bull to make the Leipzig move attractive enough.
No one here is complaining about our solid pipeline of young homegrowns coming up to us from the academy. Why is that any different? They could ignore us and look elsewhere, but we have proved to be an organization that treats them well and has given them a great shot at playing time.
Truth is Adams was ready to make the jump now. It was not a Miazga move to Chelsea to be developed on loans. Adams is just that good and has a very high ceiling. RB Leipzig sells players to other teams and they will not sell all of our better RBNY players only to RBL.
We don't need young RBL players, what we need is the $ freedom to bring in more players wherever they may be from.