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Ream to train with Prem Lge duo

November 29, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

New York Red Bulls defender Tim Ream will train with West Brom and Bolton for two weeks as he looks to maintain his fitness during the close season.

Tim Ream
GettyImagesTim Ream has been linked with a move abroad.

Ream, 24, has been linked with a possible January move to Arsenal, with West Brom and Bolton also following him. However, agent Patrick McCabe said any move would have to be right for the player and suggested that he was happy to continue playing in the MLS for now.

''Both clubs (Albion and Bolton) have admired Tim for some time and it affords both parties a chance to see each other up close,'' he told the Wolverhampton Express and Star.

''Roy Hodgson and Owen Coyle are top managers and, above all, this will be a good opportunity for Tim's professional development. But Red Bull has maintained that Tim is an important piece of the club for next season.

''Tim certainly is interested in moving to Europe, but at the right time and under the right conditions. But he still needs to play regularly and Red Bull currently provides that.

''As he moves toward the end of his contract, I believe that there will be some interesting options for him in Europe in the future.''