Is the Crew on the verge of losing another player to a club in the Saudi league? According to a new report, there is a possibility it could happen.
Davide Masi, who covers MLS for the Italian website gianlucadimarzio.com, reported on Tuesday that Saudi club Al Wasl SC has made an offer for Crew wingback Mo Farsi. The report also states there is interest from a team in Ligue 1, the top tier of French soccer. Masi says Farsi’s management team is looking to renegotiate his contract with the Crew. Last month, the team picked up the option on Farsi’s contract for the 2024 season.
What To Make Of This?
Anytime a club with a lot of money or one from a top tier league shows interest in a player, it has to be taken serious, especially when the player being approached is making no more than $75,000 with incentives this season. But in a separate report by MLS Multiplex, they claim Farsi is making it clear he wants to stay in Columbus. That’s good news for Crew fans because the 24-year-old native of Montreal will be a key piece of the team’s title defense. I don’t doubt Farsi’s people are using this to his favor in negotiating with the Crew. It certainly is not the first time an agent did so.
Let’s be honest: the Crew needs to pay Farsi. His performance in the playoffs during the team’s run to the MLS Cup shows his value. After Julian Gressel struggled defensively in Match 2 against Atlanta, Wilfried Nancy turned to Farsi and he did not disappoint. The Crew needs to do what it can to hang on to a key piece of the team.
After losing much-loved Lucas Zelarayan to a Saudi team, I’m sure the collective hearts of Crew fans jumped when first seeing the news about Farsi. Hopefully, the next thing we hear is he has signed an extension that will keep him in Columbus for the next few seasons.