Will former England man Steve McLaren be the manager that lands gritty Jay DeMerit?
Multiple reports out early Tuesday morning suggest that the 30-year-old DeMerit is set to sign for Bundesliga top-10 side Vfl Wolfsburg.
If the reports prove true, that’s quite a step up for the former Championship league USA international.
However, don’t get too hyped up yet for DeMerit, first because no major outlets or Wolfsburg are reporting the signing yet, but also because DeMerit may step into a starting role but will have to fight for it come the turn of the year.
DeMerit, if Bundesliga-bound, will pair Denmark 21-year-old rising star Simon Kjaer in the middle who played for Serie A’s Palermo last year.
However, he’ll have to compete with German national vet Arne Friedrich who was signed from relegated Hertha just this year for three years. Friedrich is out until December with a herniated disc, but would figure to give DeMerit a fight for the role once he returns.
Keep your eye on this page throughout the day for confirmation.