BEDOYA TO JOIN RANGERS IN JANUARY
RECAPS
EXTRA TIME
BRIAN SCIARETTA - Thursday, July 21, 2011
One day after having their bid for midfielder Alejandro Bedoya turned down by Írebro, Scottish Premier League club Rangers have agreed to a three-year deal with the USMNT midfielder.

As of now, the terms of the contract won't have Bedoya joining the defending SPL champions until January as the deal is a precontract.

"The deal is a precontract for January. It is a three year deal subject to a work permit," agent Lyle Yorks told YA from Glasgow. "Everything has been agreed on personal terms. At this point [he would join in January]."

The work permit is obviously a major obstacle that lies ahead for Bedoya as he lacks the necessary caps to automatically qualify for the permit. He will therefore have to go through the appeals process and it is unclear yet when that process will take place.

Bedoya, 24, has spent his entire professional career with Orebro and has four goals in 11 games so far this season.
Mike E
Friday July 29, 2011 10:29 pm
eurofan, I believe that you're right about Rangers being what they are, and that The ELP or La Liga would be good for Bedoya. But France, I don't think so. French clubs do whatever they can to hold onto non-French players as long as possible before releasing them to national team duty. I am so glad that Charlie Davies is stateside. And Bedoya should do what he can to get south of Glasgow ASAP. Unless his talents prod them to go on the attack, of course (wouldn't that just warm Maurics Edu's heart, eh?).
Jim
Monday July 25, 2011 12:51 pm
This is a step up the ladder for Bedoya. The National Team should be playing him more and playing for a bigger club will help him get into the rotation regardless of the Coach. We have too many players take too big a jump and do not make an impact. Rangers play Champions League and have a more competitive league than were he comes from. Think about this. He is 24 with a three year deal. If he progresses, he can move to a better league when he hits the prime of his career (27-30).
eurofan
Friday July 22, 2011 9:59 pm
Rangers aren't that good of a team, with they're boring style of play and defensive tactics...Bedoya should have went to a more of a attacking style of team. More like the La Liga or EPL, hell even France...I sure hope he does develop and ends up being recognized by a better team and not stay like Edu has stayed for awhile...
Hoppy in ATL
Friday July 22, 2011 9:55 am
Very true, Brian..... Bedoya is just one of many reasons it will be a welcome change when Bradley is gone..... As much as I hate the club, I'm very happy to see Bedoya heading to Rangers (assuming he gets ample playing time), as getting quality minutes in one of the premier clubs in the SPL can only further his development..... However, if he winds up stuck on the bench, 3 years of his prime footballing years will be a very long time...
dude
Friday July 22, 2011 5:26 am
Some might cringet considering Beasley's history with the club. I don't. The main issue was Beasley's injury problems while playing in this super physical league. Bedoya is more sturdy, and could possibly do very well if given a chance.
4bc
Friday July 22, 2011 2:46 am
Bedoya has been on Bradley's pay-no-mind list for too long. If it wasn't for the Feilhaber injury he would have never even made the Gold Cup roster. Not only did he perform well at the Gold Cup but now he's getting attention from a club like Rangers. Makes one wonder why he's been ignored here.
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