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Dissecting a Rumor: Is Manuel Schäffler RSL-bound?

Over the last few days, a rumor has emerged from the mists: Real Salt Lake is one of the clubs interested in SV Wehen Wiesbaden forward Manuel Schäffler, a prolific striker who’s been playing in the 2. Bundesliga.

Schäffler, 31, scored 19 goals in 32 games in the fractured 2019-20 season for Wehen, whom he captained, but his club has been relegated to the 3. Bundesliga, and with that often comes with a siphoning of players on the squad, often for financial reasons.

With that on the table, I thought it would be helpful to dissect this rumor.