New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch addresses Swansea links with Matt Miazga, Leon Britton interest

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The US Under-20 international has been linked with a move to Swansea this month, while Britton is reported to be a target for the MLS club.

New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch has refused to comment on the recent rumours linking the club with a move for Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton, as well as the reports surrounding centre-back Matt Miazga’s future.

Marsch was speaking to Empire of Soccer after claims emerged this week that Britton is edging towards an MLS switch, with the Red Bulls named as one of his potential suitors [h/t South Wales Evening Post].

Furthermore, WalesOnline also claimed last month that the promising Miazga could be moving in the opposite direction, with Swansea scouts reported to have watched him in action during his side’s recent 3-1 victory at crosstown rivals New York City FC, when the 19-year-old completed the scoring with a thumping second-half header.

However, when pressed on the rumours, Marsch offered a simple: “No comment.”

He did expand on Miazga’s future, though, having seen the homegrown defender both establish himself as a regular starter this season and star for the USA at the recent Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

“I think it’s natural to talk about young players that are doing well for their national teams and for their other club teams to think about other opportunities for them,” added Marsch to Empire of Soccer.

“Our guys are focused on being here and becoming winners here and they’re also learning that there are other challenges with being an international.”

It is important to note that WalesOnline’s report of Swansea’s interest in Miazga should be viewed as tentative at best, having cited “reports in America” which appear to be non-existent.

In addition, a move for Britton would not seem to make much sense for the Red Bulls currently, as the club’s midfield trio of Felipe Martins, captain Dax McCarty and US international Sacha Kljestan is one of the strongest units in the league.

The 32-year-old, who made just nine total appearances at the Liberty Stadium last season, is believed to be keen to explore US opportunities after falling out of the first-team picture but, while other clubs might be a good fit, Red Bull Arena does not look like a viable destination on paper.

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