MICHAEL ADUBATO - Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Former Under-20 goalkeeper Quentin Westberg has revealed that a move during the transfer window was imminent, but second division Troyes and FCV Dender of the Eerste Klasse in Belgium were unable to come to an agreement.
"I was in contact with Dender and actually was really hoping to go there because they were looking for a starting goalkeeper," Westberg told YA. "They sent one of their staff members to see me play and it looked like they were really interested."
The deal hit a sticking point, however, when Troyes discovered that Dender was looking to ink Westberg on a permanent deal.
"My club didn't want to hear about anything but a six month loan."
Troyes, currently in third in Ligue 2, remain an option for the American who is optimistic about the future of both himself and the team.
"We've been doing well lately, so it looks like we're on the right track to get back to Ligue 1," Westberg says. "I'm in a situation where I sit on the bench with the first team and play with the reserve team to keep fit."
"I definitely want to play and be in a position where only my performance will dictate the outcome of my personal season."
"I want a new challenge to be able to perform both with my club and eventually with national teams, which I miss being apart of."