According to multiple reports, the long mystery surrounding John Brooks’ next destination after departing Wolfsburg might finally be solved, with La Liga club RCD Mallorca set to sign the former USMNT defender.
Already in March, Wolfsburg announced that Brooks would be leaving the club in the summer following the expiration of his contract.
While he could have already signed with a new club as early as January, the summer arrived, teams underwent their pre-season preparations ahead of the new European season, and all major leagues began play without the Berlin-born American having signed on to his next club.
However, according to statements by multiple sources over the last day, the long wait might finally be over as Brooks is reportedly in Mallorca and set to undergo a physical ahead of signing a contract with the Spanish team.
First reported by Mallorca-based journalist Juan Carlos Taura, the rumor was confirmed by prominent FOXSports writer Doug McIntyre, who stated that the deal is fully agreed between the two parties, pending the outcome of a physical on Wednesday.
Far from being one of La Liga’s best teams, Mallorca finished 16th place in the 20-team division last season, only securing their survival on the final day of the season.
Currently, they are a respectable ninth in the standings after three games, having only allowed two goals in their first three games, although they have not yet been tested by any league heavyweights.
Brooks will join a growing collection of Americans in Spain, most prominently USMNT starter Yunus Musah, who is thriving under the tutelage of new Valencia head coach Gennaro Gattuso.
Should Brooks’ move to Mallorca go as expected, he could suit up as soon as their home game on Saturday against promoted Girona, however a debut the following weekend against reigning Spanish and European champions Real Madrid might be more likely.
Brooks has fallen out of favor with USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter, with his last of his 45 caps coming in the first round of 2022 World Cup qualifying games last September. Even though Berhalter’s squad does have some uncertainty at the center back position, Brooks’ inactivity throughout the summer will likely scupper any chance he might have had at an unlikely comeback.