Think everyone can agree this is Red Bull attempting to lowball us for Adams and the league stepping in and saying "no". They were (per reports) only trying to pay $750,000 for him. Arguing that they had no intention of ever being forced to invest more money locally. $3m is still low, but this could actually turn into a good bit of business for NY if he's sold at a high price at a later date.
Were there actually credible reports of this or just speculation? I saw some Twitter chatter about it from Paul Tenorio but that was just him spitballing. News about all this has been tough to come by, pretty much just seen the clearly incorrect BILD article and then the quotes directly from NYRB.
So if the max to spend on players is 750K, and we hit it with the 3M sale, doesn't it make sense to sell twice -- and get 750K twice?
I understand that the $ over 750K could be spent on infrastructure, but you're essentially betting that you will get that down the line when he is re-sold.
That'd be awesome but I can't imagine a world where MLS let's us double dip on the allocation like that.
At this point we can at least dispel any notion that all Red Bull teams are just pulling from the same bank account.