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By FRANCO PANIZO
NEW YORK — Timmy Chandler believes he will soon have a new club to call home.
Having seen FC Nurnberg suffer relegation from the Bundesliga this past season, Chandler is on the brink of signing a deal with Eintracht Frankfurt. The 24-year-old U.S. Men’s National Team right back spent many of his youth years with the first division club, and he said Friday that he is close to making a return there.
“Yes, it’s the frontrunner,” said Chandler of Eintracht Frankfurt during his media session. “I talk with them already because I play with the youth teams 10 years there before so it’s a frontrunner.”
“I think it’ll be ironed out before the World Cup. I think next week, next couple of days.”
Eintracht Frankfurt finished in 13th place in the Bundesliga this past campaign, and are looking to bolster their roster ahead of the new season. Chandler had been linked with them in recent weeks, and it appears that him joining the club is all but guaranteed.
“Yes, it’s already done in my head because my agents work in Germany, I don’t care what they do,” joked Chandler. “They call me just and tell me if they want it. I’m focused here on the World Cup.”
Chandler is currently with the U.S. preparing for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. The Americans were drawn into Group G alongside Ghana, Portugal and Germany.
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