Omer Damari is heading to the New York Red Bulls a league source tells Metro New York, adding a much-needed bit of firepower to last year’s Supporters Shield winning side.
Currently on the books of sister-club Red Bull Leipzig, Damari is a striker who is a regular with the Israeli national team. The 27-year old has 20 appearances and nine goals for the national team; he spent last season on loan at Red Bull Salzburg.
He will join Austrian international Daniel Royer, a winger, who Red Bull is close to acquiring in a deal with Danish club Midtjylland. The deal, a league source said, will be finalized and announced soon.
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As for Damari, he brings some much needed punch to the lineup. He will fit into head coach Jesse Marsch’s press game and is effective inside the 18-yard box.
With Leipzig’s promotion to the top flite of Germany’s Bundesliga, Damari was going to find playing time hard to come by.