Liverpool has joined the pack of English clubs eyeing young American star Brek Shea for a potential move. Skysports reports that LFC, Chelsea, and both Manchester Clubs have contacted the 21-year-old's agent, who said the player would be interested in moving abroad in the future.
"I do know people are asking me about Brek as he is the premier talent in America," Barry MacLean told skysports.com. "There is a real buzz around Brek as he is a real quality player.
"He has a contract with the MLS and FC Dallas for another three years so at this point it is premature to talk about a move. It's on his radar. He is a young player with high aspirations and every player wants to play at the highest level. I think England would be an interesting option for Brek, but we will wait and see what happens."
Shea debuted for his hometown club FC Dallas in 2008 and, under the tutelage of head coach Schellas Hyndman, has gradually developed into the brightest young American star playing in Major League Soccer. His 10 goals and three assists in 29 games have made Dallas into one of the league’s strongest teams, and the player is a legitimate 2011 MVP candidate.
His contributions have not gone unnoticed by newly-installed USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Shea has represented his country at both the U-17 and U-20 FIFA World Cups. He has six appearances for the USA senior national team and has impressed many with his play under Klinsmann.