Bosetti Looking to Find a Home With Red Bulls

Alexy Bosetti is already two days into his trial with the New York Red Bulls, but the French attacker is making an impression with the team.

Having recently turned 24-years old, Bosetti has a solid history in both Ligue 1 with Nice and on loan in Ligue 2 in France. He’s also been a part of the French national set up, making an impressive number of appearances for the U-19 and U-20 French national team. Head coach Jesse Marsch said Wednesday that Bosetti would be a wide player for the Red Bulls should he impress on his trial and sign.

Bosetti is already standing out in training for his new potential club. For a second straight day, Bosetti was fully integrated into the daily training, showing some good vision and touch in small-sided games. In scrimmage type scenarios, he was looking to switch fields and play into space. He also showed good composure on the ball.

And while he obviously isn’t as fit as the players he took to the field with, Bosetti showed flashes of attacking promise.

“I think Alexy has had two really good days with us. Positive so far, we’ll have another two days to evaluate,” Marsch said following Wednesday’s training session.

“So far I’d say it has been a good visit for him. He’s a good guy, he’s got personality which we’ll like. We’ll finish up the next couple of days and then we’ll have to make a decision.”

The Red Bulls could certainly use another attacking option, in particular, a wide player who could stretch the field and alleviate the pressure on the central attacking pieces such as Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sacha Kljestan.

Last year, Bosetti spent time on loan with Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08, but made just two appearances.

Marsch said that at this point in the trial, which as of now will last only the week, he hasn’t touched upon that subject yet with the player.

“I haven’t gotten into too many details,” Marsh said.

“We’ve talked to him a little bit about how we play. I want to give him a chance to just get to know us a little bit before we get into his history. So far he’s likable. He’s got energy, he’s got personality.

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Red Bulls Notes

  • Gonzalo Veron was not in training on Wednesday, but it is an issue that shouldn’t drag on as the Argentine winger is expected back in camp on Thursday. It is certainly welcome depth ahead of this weekend’s match at the Montreal Impact.

“So Gonzalo has a personal issue happening with his family but everything seems OK,” Marsch said. “He’ll be back here tomorrow.

Ironically, Bosetti would likely take up minutes at the same position that Veron has been trying to win over since signing with the club three summers ago.

  • The case of Anatole Abang remains unclear. The Cameroonian international has seen loan deals in Denmark and now Finland canceled, putting him in a bit of limbo. He’s not currently with the club and Marsch was asked about this on Wednesday.“I don’t have anything on Abang,” Marsch said when asked about the player.