Czech Republic midfielder Borek Dockal is in Philadelphia to negotiate a move to the Union. Medical examinations to come and the contract isn’t signed yet, but a well-placed source tells the Inquirer and Daily News that Dockal is the Union’s big playmaker target. https://t.co/4nnXl9Qvhi— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) February 20, 2018
The 29-year-old attacking midfielder has six goals in 27 caps for the Czech Republic national team since making his international debut in 2012. He had 4 goals in 23 appearances in 2017 for Chinese club Henan Jianye and has played for clubs in his native Czech Republic, Turkey and Norway.
Bořek Dočkal odletěl společně se zástupci @SPORT_INVEST do Ameriky jednat o možném angažmá s týmem Philadelphia Union. Hráče ještě čeká lékařská prohlídka i jednání o finální podobě případného kontraktu. pic.twitter.com/hPaeIxNXFi— SPORT INVEST (@SPORT_INVEST) February 20, 2018
Finding a playmaking central midfielder has been a priority for the Union in the offseason but to date there has been little movement or even solid rumors of movement to that end.
Of note with this particular report is that head coach Jim Curtin has mentioned Asia specifically in the past when talking about potential markets where the Union could find a game-changing playmaker.