FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

Gambia: Pa Dembo Link With Mls Move

Clubless Pa Dembo Touray has been linked with a move to America as four Major League Soccer clubs are rumoured to be interested in signing up the Gambian old guard.

Pa Dembo is a free agent following failed renewal contract talks with Djurgardens Sporting director and is now hunting for new employment before the season kicks off.

Handed a mammoth farewell which eventually ended a sensationally tearful, Dembo was honoured with former team-mate Mattia Jonson for their heroic display over the years. The 31-year-old Gambian stopper spent an eleven year spell with the Stockholm-based club winning trophies, a champions League qualifier spot and Sweden best goalkeeper award winner more than twice.

As Dembo spends his offseason on training and playing badminton, the net-minder is not short of options as clubs come racing for his signature with Toronto FC, Columbus Crew, and French international Thierry Henry's New York Red Bulls and Sanna Nyassi's Colorado rapids are reportedly keeping tabs of his situation, although an official offer is yet to be presented.

However interest from South Africa clubs could be given much consideration as the left-footer is set to leave the shores of Sweden for South Africa likely next week. Ajax and Arrows of South Africa are the clubs on his radar.

The six feet six inches valued at a market value of 200,000 Euros hasn't closed doors on interested clubs and staying in Sweden also in the pipeline.

"I'm going down to South Africa next week, on Friday. I do not know what will happen there. They want me to come down and look at what's up there. They want to see me there. ... - (laughter) No. But there are some clubs in Cape Town. - I say when I get back.(Laughter) ... Ajax" Dembo told the Swedish press.

Adding: "Yesterday, four clubs are interested. New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC, Columbus Crew, and also "Ohio", which does not have any team in MLS. USA is a violent country. But I'm going to South Africa first, and then we'll see what the next step will be."

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