David Accam stays at Chicago Fire


Chicago Fire designated player David Accam will remain with the Major League Soccer club after an unsolicited deadline-day approach from French side Nantes, general manager Nelson Rodriguez said on Thursday.

It was reported that sources say that the Ligue 1 club was offering more than $3 million for the player to move to France.

Rodriguez however confirmed that both club and player had rejected the offer, and it is understood that Accam’s contract is guaranteed through next season with a team option for 2018.

According to Rodriguez, the offer was rejected because the club felt that it was below the value of Accam, and that Accam was a key player at Chicago.

The Ghana 25-year-old arrived in Chicago in early 2015 after stints with clubs in England and Sweden and has made 41 MLS appearances.

He has scored 17 goals, 10 of them this season, and is expected to continue to help Chicago bid for a better coming season.