After the release of some unexpected news that Albert Rusnak seems to be unhappy with the happenings of Salt Lake City, more news arose tonight about a potential link to Czech Club Sparta Prague.
That news first dropped early this afternoon, when Rusnak told reporters of his displeasure.
My sources (@KeithCostigan) tell me that Sparta Prague have tabled a €2m off for @RealSaltLake star Albert Rusnak. That might be the reason why he’s having some issues with the RSL higher ups...— IAN PAUL JOY (@JOYPAULIAN) May 22, 2018
Over to you @RealSaltLake
If he were to go in the summer transfer window, it would be a tragic blow to an already struggling Real Salt Lake team considering the fantastic season that he had last year and that his leadership on the the team has led to three goals and three assists so far this season.
If he were to leave the club, there is not a clear heir apparent to his role in the midfield, and what was intended to be a long-lasting centerpiece may be shattering. It could open up the opportunity for Sebastian Velasquez on the first team, it could move Jefferson Savarino from the wing to the center, or it could mean bringing in an entirely new playmaker. Regardless, many, including myself don’t blame the club for rejecting an offer if it occurred, Rusnak is surely worth more than 2 million euros.
Of interest to note is that Yura Movsisyan was linked to the Czech Club last year. It could be possible that RSL is a nest waiting to be poached by the team based in the capital of the Czech Republic.