The Philadelphia Union traded away their leading goalscorer on Saturday and now are reportedly closing in on a transfer for a new striker.
Danish Superliagen club Brondby and the Union are in talks for forward Mikael Uhre, several European outlets reported Saturday. Brondby also announced Saturday that the club has agreed to sell Uhre to a “foreign club”, with both the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Athletic confirming the Union’s interest.
Uhre would join the club as a Designated Player and be the Union’s first major acquisition this offseason. Julian Carranza was also acquired by the Union on a loan deal from Inter Miami.
Uhre, 27, has been a top player for Brondby over the past few seasons, recently scoring 14 goals in 26 combined appearances abroad. 11 of those 16 goals came in Denmark’s top flight, while Uhre also appeared in UEFA Champions League Qualifying, the UEFA Europa League group stages, and the Danish Cup.
In total, Uhre has registered 48 goals and 13 assists in 123 combined appearances for Brondby, while also featuring for Sonderjyske and Skive in Denmark’s top two divisions. He has won the Danish top flight once in his career and has also won the league’s Golden Boot, given to the top goalscorer.
Uhre would be a needed addition to the Union’s attack after Kacper Przybylko’s transfer to the Chicago Fire on Saturday morning. The Union received $1.15 in GAM from the Fire, which will be separated over 2022 and 2023.
Uhre’s arrival would give Jim Curtin four striking options with Sergio Santos, Cory Burke, and Julian Carranza also in the mix.