According to the recent reports and official statements by both clubs, RB Leipzig and New York Redbulls, Caden Clark is set to join RB Leipzig. The player has completed his transfer to the German outfit on Thursday. However, the clubs also confirmed that the player will remain with New York Red Bulls till the end of the Major Soccer League (MLS) season. The official statement on the website read:
The New York Red Bulls have transferred 18-year-old midfielder Caden Clark to RB Leipzig of the German Bundesliga, the club announced today. Clark will remain with New York through the end of the 2021 MLS season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
How has Caden Clark performed New York Red Bulls?
Caden Clark joined Red Bulls II, the youth outfit of New York Red Bulls in 2020 and impressed his employers. During his short stay with the youth outfit, the player three goals and eight assists to his name in just 11 starts. Considering his breakthrough in the youth team, New York Red Bulls handed him the senior squad contract hours before the start of the game against Atalanta United. In the 2020 season, the player has three goals in 279 minutes.
Upping his ante in the 2021 Major Soccer League (MLS) season, the player scored four goals and had an assist to his name in eight starts. Everyone in the club had a strong feeling that Clark is built to play in Europe. He will be a great asset for RB Leipzig in the 2021/22 season.
What did Caden Clark’s former employers had to say regarding the transfer?
The head of sport at New York Red Bulls, Kevin Thelwell said:
Everyone at the club is very excited for Caden to take the next step in his professional journey. rom the time Caden joined us, I think we all recognized that if he continued to work hard and take advantage of his opportunities, Caden had the potential to move to Europe. We’re delighted to have played a role and helped him make the jump to a top-five league like the Bundesliga