Colorado Rapids, Transfer Rumors

Malmö FF beats Colorado to Gall signing

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Rapids transfer target Romain Gall signed a four-year contract with Malmö FF, the Swedish club announced Wednesday.

According to reports out of Swedish newspaper Expressen, GIF Sundsvall parted with the American midfielder for a transfer fee close to 5,000,000 SEK ($564,025 USD).

Multiple clubs were competing to sign Gall, including Colorado Rapids, as well as AIK and Hammarby IF.

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Rapids transfer target Gall breaks silence on rumors [Updated]

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GIF Sundsvall attacking midfielder and Rapids transfer target Romain Gall spoke to local newspaper Sundsvalls Tidning Sunday about the speculation surrounding his future at the Swedish club.

“I know what I can do and how hard I’ve been training through the years. I knew I had the quality, so it was just about timing and self-confidence. I know what kind of player I am so this is only payment for all that hard work,” Gall explained.

The American attacking midfielder – with playing experience in the United States, France, and Sweden – has been linked to a wide range of clubs, including Swedish mainstays Malmo FF, Hammarby IF, and AIK, as well as the Colorado Rapids.

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Rapids competing with Malmö FF for Romain Gall’s signature

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If reports out of Swedish newspaper Expressen are to be believed, the Colorado Rapids have a tough hill to climb if they desire to bring Romain Gall to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this transfer window.

Malmö FF – winners of Allveskan in four out of the last five seasons – are keen on signing Gall to fill the void left by Mattias Svanberg’s departure. Svanberg recently transferred from the Swedish giants to Bologna in Italy’s Serie A.

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Rumor: Rapids pursuing American attacking midfielder Romain Gall

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The MLS summer transfer window is underway and Rapids General Manager Padraig Smith seems ready to provide a much-needed spark to Colorado’s dismal attacking play this season.

According to MLSTransfers, the Rapids “have submitted a bid for American attacking midfielder Romain Gall.”

If his name sounds familiar, you may likely recall that he was a “central figure” of the USMNT U-20 team circa 2014.

Gall, now 23, currently plays for Swedish club GIF Sundsvall in the Allsvenskan. A winger by trade, Gall has scored ten goals in thirty-eight senior appearances across all competitions on both sides of the attacking midfield during his time with the Swedish side.

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