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Transfer Rumor: Jamal Gay Closing in on Revs Deal

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Socawarriors.net is reporting that 22-year old Trinidad and Tobago striker Jamal Gay is close to a deal with the New England Revolution. The article states:

"Gay’s agent Dion Sosa said the deal is expected to be for a year with the option of an extension.

According to Sosa the US club is eager to have the former El Dorado Secondary and National Under-23 forward under their fold as soon as next week when pre-season preparation kicks off."

Gay began his career with the T & T club Joe Public FC in 2003 and then transferred to El Dorado SC for a few years. He then came back to Joe Public in 2008 during which time the club actually competed against the Revs in the CONCACAF Champions League. Gay's goal in the first leg was the decider as the Revs lost 2-1. The striker also spent time with German side Rot-Weiß Oberhausen as well as the Turkish club Dardanel SAŞ.

While this rumor hasn't yet been confirmed, it does sound to be a rather promising transfer if it goes through. Gay is young, pretty inexpensive, and motivated. The socawarriors.net article goes on to mention:

"The MLS is a good league and we are seeing more and more international players going to play there. I think I will do well there but my interest is to use the experience as a stepping stone to play in Europe. My agent has been on the look-out for clubs for me and I think it seems to be looking positive" Gay added.

Although a move to New England might be just a temporary one to hopefully make his way back to Europe, Gay's addition to the squad would be interesting and certainly welcome. He at least wouldn't have much competition standing in the way of a place in the starting XI.