Kemar Lawrence is expected to be playing in Belgium this year. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
Kemar Lawrence is about to become a former Red Bull.
The MLS team has agreed to sell the Jamaican international left back to RSC Anderlecht of the Belgium first division. according to reports on Thursday.
ProSoccerUSA.com and The Athletic reported that the sale of the popular defender.
The Belgian transfer deadline is Friday.
According to ProSoccerUSA’s sources, the transfer fee is in the neighborhood of $1.5 million. The Red Bulls will receive around $1.1 million after Major League Soccer gets 25 percent, or about $400,000.
Lawrence’s transfer meant the Red Bulls continued to dismantle their defense, which was the league’s best in 2018. Goalkeeper Luis Robles was released and signed as a free agent by expansion team Inter Miami while Panama international right back Michael Amir Murillo was sold to Anderlecht in December.
The 27-year-old Lawrence played in 113 games with the Red Bulls in the past five years, earning Best XI honors in 2018.
He earned $383,749 in guaranteed compensation, according to the MLS Players Association.
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