Rovers latest target comes in the shape of Columbus Crew's Wil Trapp. Rovers have apparently had a bid of just short of £1 million rejected by Columbus who don't want to lose what many of their fans regard as their best player. However reports suggest that an extra £1 million on top of that should be enough to prize away the clubs captain. Columbus are not keen to let Trapp go and would prefer to wait until the end of the MLS season which ends in December. At the age of 25 Trapp has only ever known the yellow and black jersey of the "black and golds" having played at the club his whole life. In his 5 years as a pro Trapp went from youth prospect to club captain at only the age of 21 becoming the youngest ever club captain in the MLS. Only recently has Trapp been more regularly included into the US national team but his rise from home grown talent to club captain and US national player has been very exciting for many Crew fans.
So what sort of player should we be expecting if Trapp was to join before the deadline. Well Rovers fans will be 'delighted' to here that the American international is a central midfielder. Seen as a box to box midfielder Trapp is more of a central cog to a bigger machine. With 14 assists and 2 goals in his whole professional career, Trapp tends to be more of a player who does the dirty work. Winning the ball back, starting attacks and applying support. Weather we need another type of player like this with Smallwood, Davenport, Evans, Rothwell and arguably Bennett in the squad is deffinatly questionable, especially considering the need to strengthen other areas a bigger priority. Unless he is on a whole different level in terms of skill a can't see a need to bring him in, but the excitement of another im coming player always overwhelms that frustrated feeling.
Do you think we should sign Trapp? Is he actually worth a seven figure fee? Should we not be concentrating on greater needed areas? What do you think?
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