The Philadelphia Union have been searching for an impact midfielder for most of the offseason, and they may have found him in Mexican international Marco Fabian.
According to ESPN’s Taylor Twellman, the Union and Fabian are in the final stages of contract discussions.
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) February 5, 2019
Fabian, who has 42 caps for El Tri, has been with Eintracht Frankfurt of the German Bundesliga since 2016, and he is out of contract at the end of the European season.
In the last year, Fabian’s been linked with moves away from Eintracht Frankfurt and recently talked to ESPN about a potential move back to Liga MX, where he played with Chivas de Guadalajara and Cruz Azul.
As recently as September, Fabian declared he was staying with Eintracht, which played at Talen Energy Stadium in July during their preseason tour. Fabian, though, was not part of the squad because he played at the 2018 World Cup with Mexico.
Unfortunately for the 29-year-old, he hasn’t played much for Eintracht since September, as he’s made one appearance in the cup and league play this season.
Among the many connections between Fabian, Eintracht and the Union, the agency that represents the Mexican midfielder also provides representation for Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, and Union goalkeeping coach Oka Nikolov spent the majority of playing career at the German club.