Mexican international Marco Fabian may be headed to MLS after reports surfaced regarding a possible departure from Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. Here are some potential landing spots for the centre-forward.
As the Major League Soccer year comes to close, reports continue to come out regarding possible transfers to come in the winter. One of the latest to surface is that of Marco Fabian’s departure from Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 29-year-old has not seen the same playing time he was accustomed to over the years for the German club and whispers of a possible exit have arisen over the past few months.
Fabian has registered just one appearance for Frankfurt in the Bundesliga this season, which is a looking like it will be a repeat of last year when he made just seven league appearances. The time indeed appears for him to make a move to a different league.
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Despite his slowing appearance rate in Germany, Fabian has managed to continue to get called up to the Mexican national team. He made one appearance in the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Sweden in the group stage. Since then, he made two appearances in friendly matches, including being selected as captain against Chile in an October friendly.
Although it appears he would be willing to stay in a European league, the MLS would seem like a great fit for Fabian, who has already played in Liga MX early in his career and may be wanting to spread his wings a little.
When thinking about possible landing spots, a couple of clubs come to mind that have a need or somewhat of a need at the forward position. One is the Chicago Fire, who have relied solely on Nemanja Nikolic for goal production in recent seasons. Fabian would be an instant hit in Chicago and would complement well the already established midfield led by Bastian Schweinsteiger.
With the departure of David Villa from New York City FC, the timing may be perfect for Fabian to come to the Big Apple and help get NYCFC back to the postseason in 2019.
Moreover, the LA Galaxy may be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2019 after reports have surfaced in droves pointing towards a move to AC Milan. If this happens, the Galaxy lose a 20+ goal-a-season centre-forward, who almost single-handedly dragged them into the playoffs, and will be in desperate need of a top-level striker to help get back the lost offensive firepower.
Western Conference finalists Sporting Kansas City also do not have an outright striker on their roster and Fabian might fit well in their system. If SKC can hoist the MLS Cup at the end of the season, an offer might be even more attractive. This is one of the most complete teams in MLS but is missing a well-rounded forward who can both score goals and partake in the build-up.
Where Fabian ultimately lands remains to be seen, but he will be an enticing option for a number of clubs, that much is certain.