Thursday, February 24, 2011

Folan Signing Imminent?

The BBC is reporting that the transfer of Caleb Folan from Hull City to the Rapids could be completed this weekend. Hull City has agreed to let him go on a free transfer and all that's left is to work out the details of the contract.

At the same time Nick Thomas has reported that the Rapids are working on a new contract with Omar Cummings. That's an indicator that he's likely not leaving this summer unless a big offer comes in.

Combining those two pieces of news i'm guessing Folan is not being offered a DP contract. Casey and Cummings are clearly the starters, and Smith was quoted last week that he doesn't expect to move to a 4-3-3 or to push Cummings back to midfield in order to start all 3 of them. So Folan would be a bench player and you don't sign a bench player to a DP contract.

At best he'll be offered league max of 335K a year, but that's even high for somebody likely to be a bench player. It will be interesting to see what happens.

1 comment:

Jester said...

There may be plenty games for Folan to play. Between League, Open Cup, and Champions League there will need to be some rotation.
Also, it's almost certain we will lose Cummings this summer for the Gold Cup. If Casey starts the season strong, we could lose him for the cup as well.

I would like to see the club step up and make sure they can keep Omar. Would they make him a DP? One of the reasons behind the DP rule was to help clubs keep their best players. I think Omar is critical to every thing we are going to be trying to accomplish this year.