Kilmarnock centre-back Stuart Findlay is set to sign for MLS side Philadelphia Union, according to reports.
The report goes on to state that the 25-year-old is set to join the MLS side ‘soon’, and at first he will be a back-up to the centre-backs already at the club. The report also discloses that Kilmarnock will receive some money for the deal, as he will be joining up with his new team before the expiration of his contract at the end of the season.
Linked with move to Hearts
Findlay had been linked with a move to Hearts recently. However, although Hearts were keen to sign the player in the summer, the Union wanted to sign him now, and that would get Kilmarnock some money.
Kilmarnock would not have received any money had Findlay left the club when his contract expires. Findlay has been a regular for the Rugby Park side this season. So far, he has 23 appearances. However, he has missed the last five games with an ankle injury.
Played last ever game for Rugby Park side
With Findlay set to complete his move to the USA, that likely means he has played his last ever game for Kilmarnock. That could be seen as a bit of a gamble, letting a player leave in the middle of a relegation battle.
However, all the parties involved must be comfortable with the situation. Hearts might also be slightly disappointed that they didn’t manage to sign the centre-back. They will need to move on to new targets, as it seems that Findlay sees his footballing future in the United States.