by JACK HAZZARD
United States Men’s National Team and Molde FK winger Joshua Gatt has been found in Germany on trial with 2. Bundesliga side FC Nurnberg.
— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) January 4, 2017
The American winger previously spent five years with Norwegian side Molde FK, where he made 60 appearances and nine goals. Fellow U.S. international Ethan Horvath recently left Molde after signing a deal with Belgian side Club Brugge.
With his American buddy gone, it seems as if Gatt is attempting to make a move of his own.
FC Nurnberg currently resides in Germany’s second division. The club has enjoyed spells in the country’s top flight but after a stall, they seem likely to miss promotion this season. The trial for Gatt is exciting for his career, particularly as he looks to move on from several injury-plagued seasons at Molde. The 25-year-old picked up a severe knee injury in 2013 that has hobbled the winger ever since. Nearly 21 months following his initial surgery, Gatt was cleared to play in August 2015. Only four months following his return, Gatt was sidelined once again due the pain and insecurity of his knee.
After a third operation, Gatt returned to football in September 2016, where he finished out the season with Molde FK.