Real Salt Lake defender Joy rejects Fortuna Dusseldorf offer

Ian Joy, the Real Salt Lake defender, has turned down an offer from Bundesliga promotion hopefuls Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Ian Joy, the Real Salt Lake defender, has turned down an offer from Bundesliga promotion hopefuls Fortuna Düsseldorf.

"I went to Turkey with Fortuna as an invitation and as an opportunity to get some fitness work in," Joy told Soccer365. "The team made me feel very welcome and I really enjoyed my time there. They offered me the chance to stay and play for them, however, I have decided that I would only leave Real if the right option came up, and at this time, I don't feel like this is the right option."

Joy continued: "I left training camp and will now be travelling back to Salt Lake City this week to prepare for the start of preseason training on January 29th."

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