Babajide Ogunbiyi's long-awaited move to the New York Red Bulls is off.
Citing medical conditions, the Red Bulls parted ways with Ogunbiyi, an original draft pick of the club in 2009 who plied his trade in Denmark before agreeing to terms with the club on July 31.
"During our standard, thorough physical, our medical team noticed an issue regarding Jide’s health," Red Bulls general manager Erik Soler said in a statement. "Over the past few weeks, Jide has consulted extensively with our doctors as well as other practitioners. We thought that after receiving all of the information available, it was best that we part ways at this time. We wish Jide the best of luck and success in his future endeavors. Respecting Jide’s right to confidentiality, we will not comment further on the medical issue."
The 6-foot-4 centerback out of Santa Clara University was thought to have provided cover at centerback for Markus Holgersson, Wilman Conde, Stephen Keel, Rafa Marquez and Heath Pearce, a unit that has been plagued by injuries. Upon his signing, he was said to be available for selection for the club's friendly against Tottenham, but he did not feature and was not on the bench.
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