NYRB on trail of SK Brann’s Solli

New York Red Bulls are set to re-enter negotiations with SK Brann midfielder Jan Gunnar Solli.

New York Red Bulls are set to re-enter negotiations with SK Brann midfielder Jan Gunnar Solli.

The 29-year old Norwegian was close to joining New York in the summer only for Brann to turn down an offer for his services, however, general manager Erik Soler says the club will once again move for him in the off-season.

“I talked to his agent and said after their season is ending at approximately the same time as ours, then we'll pick up the talks,'' Soler said. "But that’s somebody we're definitely interested in.''

Soler was full of praise for Solli, saying he would be a great addition to the squad alongside Joel Lindpere and Rafael Marquez in midfield.

"I see him as a guy that can play any midfield position and right fullback,'' added Soler. "He can play outside on the left side, defensive midfield, offensive midfield he can play on the right side if you want him to go inside. He's the same kind of character he can play in different positions and be comfortable.

"(He has) a good head for football and I think he will be approximately the same as Lindpere, the same kind of player in many ways: Right foot instead of left foot, powerful, good physical ability, will work for 90 minutes, good understanding, good on the ball. So without being a star - he's not Rafa Marquez or anything - but he's a good solid guy.”