New York Red Bulls

Tom Edwards nearing New York Red Bulls return

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Edwards enjoyed a strong 2021 campaign on loan with the Red Bulls.
Edwards enjoyed a strong 2021 campaign on loan with the Red Bulls. / Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Edwards could be on his way back to the United States with the New York Red Bulls leading a pack of MLS clubs keen on signing the English right-back, sources have told 90min.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell at Red Bull Arena from parent club Stoke City in 2021, playing 28 times during the MLS regular season and notching two assists along the way to help his side qualify for the Playoffs for the 12th year in a row.

Edwards clearly left an impression in New York with Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber calling the three-time England Under-20 international a 'machine' back in October.

And it looks like he's impressed enough to earn a return. Though 90min sources have confirmed there is a lot of MLS interest in Edwards, the Red Bulls are leading the chase for his signature and expect to conclude a deal very soon. Their previous time together last year will undoubtedly offer them an edge against other MLS clubs at the negotiating table.

Initially, it was hoped Edwards would return to the bet365 Stadium to try and win his place back in Michael O'Neill's side. But the Stafford-born full-back picked up a knee injury shortly after his return and hasn't featured since, with his full recovery still over a month away.

Should he get his move, Edwards would join winger Lewis Morgan and fellow full-back Dylan Nealis as the Red Bulls' major winter signings so far, while they also made goalkeeper Carlos Coronel's loan from sister club RB Salzburg permanent.