Andy Driver on the verge of a move to the Dynamo
By Zach Woosley
Reports out of Scotland and Houston have the Dynamo on the verge of signing Heart of Midlothian winger Andy Driver. According to Scotsman.com, Driver is set to fly to Houston to complete his transfer and sign all the pertinent paperwork.
Driver is one of the highest paid players at Hearts and is expected to be at or near a designated player level salary with the team. He still has to sign all the paperwork and undergo a medical but it appears baring any last minute issues, he'll be joining the Dynamo in camp very soon. Driver was set to be out of contract at Hearts in the summer and this appears to be both a cost cutting move by the club (Driver was reportedly on £10k/week) and a way for Hearts to get some value for the player, rather than losing him for free.
Before suffering through two injury-plagued seasons in 2009 and 2010, Driver drew the interest of Burnley and FC Twente, both of whom were rumored to have bids of around £3m rejected by Hearts.
Driver is a 25-year-old winger who has spent his entire professional career at Hearts making 142 appearances and scoring 18 goals. He's a left side player which is a position that the Dynamo were thin in after the departure of Colin Clark. Between Driver and Brad Davis, the Dynamo now have a formidable combination of options on the left side to compliment Oscar Boniek Garcia on the right.
The team has not acknowledged the deal officially as of yet but that's not surprising considering the medical has not yet bee completed. If all goes as planned, we should see an announcement in the next week or so from the Dynamo.