Philadelphia Union striker Kacper Przybylko has revealed he has an offer on the table from the Chicago Fire.
Przybylko has been with the Union since 2019, scoring 40 goals and setting up another 14 in 96 appearances for the club so far. During that time, he’s helped Philadelphia win the 2020 Supporters’ Shield.
The Polish striker signed a contract extension in early 2020 but has just two more MLS seasons to run on his current deal. Przybylko has now suggested to media in his homeland that he could leave Subaru Park for Chicago.
“Chicago Fire applied, an offer is on the table in Philadelphia,” Przybylko said in an interview. “The sporting directors will talk to each other and we’ll see what comes out of it. I would like to accept this offer. I have a long-term contract guaranteed there.”
Rather than be cryptic about his future, Przybylko was rather plain when asked about the prospect of leaving the Union this winter, suggesting there is interest in him from both sides of the Atlantic.
“Many people hide it when topics from other clubs come up,” he continued. “I can say that there is interest in teams from Europe. We will see how the talks unfold in the coming days.”
Speaking about possible reasons behind the potential move, Przybylko bemoaned the fact that he is one of a small number of players at the Union without a guaranteed contract, suggesting his future is dependent on the club taking up their option to keep him beyond the expiry date.
“I am the most effective striker here in three years, I score goals,” the 28-year-old said. “The coach believes in me. However, when it comes to such contact with the authorities… well, all eleven have a guaranteed contract, and I have to fight for these ‘options’.
“This is stress, pressure that I have all year round. I can’t get injured when that happens in football. I asked for a guaranteed contract, but nothing happened in that direction. Chicago has given me such a contract and I am very happy about it.”