Despite Josue Martinez Joining The Union, Michael Thurk Reportedly Still Waiting On Word From The Team

Suspended Augsburg FC striker Michael Thurk is still waiting for word from the Philadelphia Union about signing the German, despite the team having recently acquired Josue Martinez.

Reports out of Germany today continue to discuss Thurk favoring a move to MLS, particularly the United States, with the Union and Vancouver Whitecaps still at the top of his list of possible destinations. The inclusion of the Union is odd considering Philadelphia brought in Martinez, Costa Rican international forward, on a permanent transfer this week. With star forward Sebastien Le Toux, former first overall SuperDraft pick Danny Mwanga, fellow Generation Adidas striker Jack McInerney and, now, Martinez on the 2012 roster, the Union do not appear to be looking for more attacking options. Head Coach Piotr Nowak has stated, however, that the Union are looking to add players at every position except goalkeeper.

Thurk has been linked to the Union multiple times over the past four months after being suspended by Augsburg in August. The 35-year-old withdrawn forward refused to leave the team in a permanent transfer when Augsburg saw him as surplus to requirements for the newly promoted Bundesliga team, even though Thurk led the team in scoring last year.

Augsburg are pushing to move Thurk out of the club to give more room to the team for January personnel moves.

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