The New York Red Bulls are hosting former Charlton and Leeds United winger Lloyd Sam on trial. Though Erik Soler claimed to have had his eye on the winger for sometime, his name never really registered on the public’s radar. With that in mind, EoS gives you yet another “Who is” highlighting New York’s latest trialist:
Much like the team’s pursuit of Quincy Amarikwa, New York is looking at another speedy, diminutive player to broaden the scope of it’s attack. Trading longtime Red Bull speed demon Dane Richards for Sebastian Le Toux has left the team desperately seeking a quick wing threat. It is the their hope Sam provides that.
After a promising start to his career with Charlton United, including some play in the Premiere League, Sam was let go on a free transfer to Leeds United after the team was relegated and his salary demands became burdensome. He flourished at Leeds, but spent most of last season injured with foot, ankle and thigh knocks.
Leeds loaned him to League One side Notts County, where he scored a hat trick late into their season and rounded out his stat sheet with five goals in ten games.
The out of contract winger has featured in all positions of the midfield, fitting in nicely with the Red Bulls current multi-positional players. Likely, they will look to him to fill in the void left behind by Dane Richards on the right wing side, pushing Jan Gunnar Solli at the wing.
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