Philadelphia Union could be linking up with the Chicago Fire in another striker trade, this time send leading goal scorer Kacper Przybylko to the Windy City for a healthy supply of general allocation money.
Tom Bogert from MLSSoccer.com is reporting that the teams are nearing the completion of a deal that would send the Union more than $1 million in general allocation money.
Przybylko, who led the Union in scoring in each of the last three seasons, recently told a Polish media outlet that the Fire were interested in signing him to a multi-year contract and that he wanted to accept the offer.
The 28-year-old was one of Sporting Director Ernst Tanner’s first success stories with the Union. After signing him in September 2018 while he was still recovering from a foot injury and starting him out with Bethlehem Steel in the beginning of the 2019 season Pzybylko has gone on to become the team’s second all-time leading goal scorer (40 goals, 14 assists in all competitions).
The Union dealt forward C.J. Sapong to Chicago prior to the start of the 2019 season for up to $450,000 in allocation money. The Union also linked up with Chicago on a high profile trade when then Sporting Director Ernie Stewart acquired David Accam in a $1.2 million allocation money deal. Tanner dealt Accam to the Columbus Crew in May 2019.