Wigan's William Kvist set for reunion with Rene Meulensteen in Philadelphia?

New Philadelphia Union consultant Rene Meulensteen is reported to have recommended Wigan Athletic and ex-Fulham midfielder William Kvist as a potential signing for the MLS club.

With the Philadelphia Union looking to revamp their squad for the 2015 season, one of their top transfer targets is Wigan Athletic midfielder William Kvist, according to CBS Philly.

Kvist, 29, joined Wigan in September on a free transfer after leaving Bundesliga club Stuttgart, but has since struggled to break into the line-up, earning just six starts in nine league appearances so far.

Rumours of an imminent move to the Union come in the wake of the MLS side appointing Rene Meulensteen as a personnel consultant last month to mentor new head coach Jim Curtin, who is set for his first full season in charge after acting as a caretaker for the second-half of 2014.

Meulensteen signed Kvist on a six-month loan from Stuttgart last winter while managing Fulham, but their relationship was short-lived after the Dutchman was sacked less than a month after the Denmark vice-captain’s arrival at Craven Cottage.

Boasting 53 caps for the national team, as well as Champions League experience, the former Copenhagen star is thought to be a potential replacement for Union midfielders Amobi Okugo and Brian Carroll, who are both out-of-contract and not expected to return to PPL Park in 2015.

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