The New York Red Bulls had a quiet summer transfer window on the international market, but did make a potentially major move on Tuesday that could help boost the team’s inconsistent attack.
The Red Bulls acquired French forward Saer Sene from the New England Revolution on Tuesday, in exchange for forward Andre Akpan and an undisclosed amount of allocation money. The Red Bulls also secured an international roster spot for the remainder of 2014 in the deal.
“Saer, who can play wide or up front, will add a different dimension and another option to our attack,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh. “We’re excited to bring him aboard and at the same time, we wish Andre all the best with his new club.”
Sene spent three seasons with the Revs, scoring 17 goals during that span, but fell out of favor in New England, managing just 40 minutes played in the Revs’ past 15 matches. Major injuries hampered his time in New England, with a broken leg and dislocated ankle suffered late in the 2013 season affecting him into the 2014 season.
The Red Bulls will be hoping Sene can flash some of the quality he showed back in 2012, when he registered 11 goals and three assists for New England.
Akpan is a journeyman forward with local ties to New England, having starred for Harvard before turning pro. Akpan managed just 16 minutes played this season for the Red Bulls.
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