The MLS side have targeted the two Ghana internationals for a potential summer move
New York Red Bulls are believed to be considering a move for Ghanaian pair Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Major League Soccer outfit are keen to bring the Black Stars to the United States, but face competition from several major clubs across Europe.
28-year-old Boateng looks the most likely to move to MLS, with the Red Bulls having been rumoured to be interested in his signature for some time.
The Schalke 04 midfielder is not believed to be keen on a return to Italy—and a switch to Jesse Marsch’s side is emerging as a viable option this summer.
The Red Bulls—who are looking to replace some of the star power they lost with the retirement of Thierry Henry—may face competition for the former Tottenham Hotspur man, with Galatasaray also believed to be linked with his signature.
Muntari is coming to the end of a difficult season at Milan—possibly the worst of his career—where he has reportedly made himself unavailable for selection after being told that he is surplus to requirements.
West Ham United had previously been named as potential suitors for the temperamental midfielder, and while the player is believed to prefer a return to the Premier League, the Hammers’ interest may have cooled.
Muntari, who previously featured for Sunderland and Portsmouth in the top flight, is also reportedly attracting attention from Everton, who have made contact with the player’s agent, and Hull City.
Despite their previous controversies—not least at the 2014 World Cup—the Red Bulls are particularly keen to add the two Black Stars to the growing contingent of Ghanaian players playing in Major League Soccer.
A move across the Atlantic would represent a fresh start for two players who have appeared troubled in recent times, with injury hitting Boateng particularly hard over the last few months.
While not of the same status as some of the other marquee players to join MLS in recent times, signing Boateng and Champions League-winner Muntari would represent a major coup for NYRB, who already have one Ghanaian player on their books in right winger Lloyd Sam.