AMERICAN Soccer reporter Paul Tenorio has ripped into the way the MLS conduct their business after Celtic’s new signing Andrew Gutman was unceremoniously sent packing from Nashville.
Celtic announced the signing of Andrew along with fellow American Manny Perez on deadline day but also announced they would be heading out on-loan in the States to continue their development.
It was only yesterday the defender was quoted as saying Nashville was the best place for his development but by Saturday night, the soccer club released a statement stating they could not take the player on-loan after all.
This is all down to MLS Chicago Fire owning the players ‘Homegrown Rights’ so the league would not allow Andrew to play for Nashville even though they are not currently in the MLS.
Taking to social media, the American reporter believes the MLS and it’s regard for players is all wrong.
MLS blocking the loan of a player to a USL team because an MLS team owns the player’s homegrown rights. Nevermind that Nashville doesn’t enter MLS until NEXT YEAR. This is an example of how MLS regards a player’s rights and it’s a big problem. https://t.co/yHF1QZDkGe
— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) February 2, 2019
Gutman was given the news as he was set to settle down in Nashville for a while but now it looks like he’ll be heading to Scotland much quicker than anticipated. An upheaval like that will not be ideal but there’s very little other choice at this moment.