MEXICO CITY -- Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu is getting a short break from his ongoing and drawn out transfer saga, with a brief stint with the U.S. national team this week. But while Edu focuses on Wednesday night’s showdown with Olympic champion Mexico, the transfer speculation continues to swirl in Europe.
Edu said Monday that he hadn’t been updated on the latest rumors of a switch to Ipswich Town of the English Championship from the Scottish club, but he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of joining the Tractor Boys in the coming days.
“I know about the club, but I’m not too aware of anything that’s going on [with negotiations] to be honest,” Edu told Goal.com after a light training session. “Once I came over here was when all that talk started.”
For the time being, Edu – who American coach Jurgen Klinsmann looks set to use in the center of defense against Mexico – said he’ll focus on the match against El Tri before turning his thoughts back to the murky club situation.
“Every time that I come into a national team camp I just try to focus on that,” Edu said. “I let my agent handle all that stuff, that’s what he’s there for, and once I head back to Europe then I’ll turn my attention back to there and try to get that sorted.”
The former Toronto FC Red has been linked with moves to France and Turkey in recent months. Nevertheless, as of last summer Rangers preferred not to sell the midfielder, who they snapped up four years ago after Edu’s impressive display at the Beijing Olympics.
Along with his international teammates, Edu is free to find a new home. Despite the interest from the continent, though, and given the Ipswich rumors, it looks like he may not end up moving far.
“I’m pretty open to be honest,” Edu said of potential destinations. “I’ve been in the UK for a while now, so I’m pretty used to that game. But I’m pretty open to most situations.”