Kristian Dyer tweeted that the Red Bulls forward would be available on loan, but FiftyFive.One has confirmed with a source that he is one of the players the Loons are looking to bring in this summer.
— Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) July 2, 2017
With rookie Abu Danladi struggling with injuries and the forward depth-chart already threadbare, Minnesota needs to bolster its attack should Christian Ramirez be unavailable or even to add attacking options.
Allen has made only one appearance for the Red Bulls’ first team since signing as a Homegrown before the 2016 season. He has featured heavily, however, for New York Red Bulls II in the USL, where he scored 15 goals in 28 matches his debut season. So far in 2017, Allen has scored nine goals in 14 appearances.
Minnesota will likely be making several more moves in the coming months. While a deal does not seem imminent for Allen, the club is certainly trying to fill out its squad soon.
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