Atlanta United has a one-year option on Gressel’s contract for the 2020 season. That option has a deadline of Nov. 21 to be exercised. Gressel said he assumes the club will exercise the option. The trade window opens Monday and closes Wednesday. Teams have a deadline of Nov. 14 to make contract extension offers to players.
Gressel said he doesn’t know if other clubs have approached Atlanta United about him. He said he assumes they have.
“If there are clubs interested, I’m happy to listen,” he said.
Gressel said the lack of progress on contract talks didn’t affect his performance, which is good. Gressel said the last conversations between his representation and the club weren’t “anything that led to anything.
“That’s what I was alluding to with the frustrating part,” he said. “It’s been difficult for me. There hasn’t been clarity in either direction. We will see what next few weeks or months bring.”