Report: Union set to acquire striker Mikael Uhre from Danish Super League
The Philadelphia Union have reportedly acquired Danish striker Mikael Uhre from Brøndby IF in the Danish Super League.
The news comes following the surprise transfer of Kacper Przybyłko. No transfer fee has been reported, but Transfermarkt has Uhre at a transfer value of $3.3 million. Personal matters have been resolved, and now the Union and Uhre are waiting for a medical check to make the deal official.
Mikael Uhre is a historic signing for the Union
This is undoubtedly a historic signing for the Union and the one that the. club has been craving. Uhre is a goal scoring machine and could be what takes the Union over the top to their first ever MLS Cup.
Uhre is the leading goal scorer in the Danish Super League with 11 goals in over 16 games. He has played internationally as well for Denmark playing 19 minutes in a World Cup Qualifying match. In all competitions for Brøndby, Uhre has scored 48 goals with 30 in the last two seasons.
Philadelphia Union Sporting Director Ernst Tanner promised Union fans that “one or two” moves would be made in the offseason. The first move was the signing of Julian Carranza, who is on loan from Inter Miami. With the departure of Przybyłko, there is now an open competition for the striker position in the starting lineup. It would be hard for to me to believe that Uhre won’t come in and immediately win this spot.
We will get to see Carranza and Uhre play down in Clearwater in some preseason friendly matches before the 2022 MLS Regular Season. There will be some new faces, but the Union are looking to return to the Eastern Conference Final with hopefully a COVID-free squad.
All-Star left-back Kai Wagner has expressed interest in playing in Europe and is expected to move during this transfer window. There has been no reported move for Wagner, though it would be another significant loss for the Union. Tanner would have to find a replacement quickly as we are only around five weeks away from the MLS season.
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