Former Steve Biko prodigy forward Kekuta Manneh has returned from a trial with German 2. Bundesliga side FC Union Berlin without a contract in place with his future still unclear.
Union Berlin had been tracking the 22-year-old for a while with the club viewing him as a real prospect as the Bakau-born travelled to Germany with the intention of completing a move.
But the future of Kekuta, whose contract with Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew has expired, is still up in the air as it’s not immediately clear where he lands next with a source telling North Carolina-based newspaper Dispatch that his next destination is left “to be determined.”
Per the terms of the Crew’s trade with Vancouver Whitecaps to bring Manneh to Columbus in March, the Crew will keep its 2018 first-round SuperDraft pick unless Manneh re-signs with the club.
The former Texas Rush and Austin Aztex player made $168,375 in guaranteed compensation last season, according to the MLS Players Union salary data.
The Gambian began his professional career with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2013, making 101 appearances for the Canadian club, registering 22 goals and 12 assist over his four-plus seasons with the Whitecaps.