Hull's Folan close to Rapids deal

24 February 2011 07:00
Hull City striker Caleb Folan is on the verge of signing for MLS side Colorado Rapids on a free transfer.The 28-year-old has been on trial with the Rapids, and talks to complete the transfer are at an advanced stage. [LNB]City boss Nigel Pearson told BBC Radio Humberside: "Hopefully, the deal will be concluded over the weekend. [LNB]"Whenever you're dealing with the MLS, there's a bit more paperwork to be done but we're very close to doing the deal," he added. [LNB]"The time is right for him and us to move on. [LNB]"We're moving in a different direction and he probably needs a new challenge." [LNB]Folan began his trial spell with the MLS Cup holders by scoring the winning goal in a pre-season game against LA Galaxy. [LNB]The former Chesterfield striker has fallen down the pecking order at the KC Stadium, with his last appearance for the Championship club coming against Barnsley in October, when he suffered a knee injury.

Source: BBC_Sport