MLS football giants New York Red Bulls (NYRB) are reportedly keen on retaining the services of Stoke City loanee Tom Edwards. 22-year-old Edwards is presently on loan at New York Red Bulls from English Championship highflyers Stoke City.

According to the report from Stoke On Trent Live, MLS football giants New York Red Bulls want to keep Edwards at the club beyond the end of his present loan deal after impressing in his right-back role and that a permanent deal is a possibility.

New York Red Bulls manager Gerhard Struber and his coaching crew have been impressed with the defender’s contributions to the team’s cause in MLS football this season. Struber has an experience of football management in England having been a former manager at Championship outfit Barnsley.

Stoke City loanee Edwards has made 22 appearances for New York Red Bulls this season and his manager was full of praise for him recently. New York Red Bulls boss Struber described him as a machine. According to Struber, Edwards is a machine from England and he doesn’t normally feel pain. He also said that the Stoke City loanee is really injured when he goes out with an injury.

It’s a possibility that Edwards will stay at New York Red Bulls at the end of his loan spell at the club as pointed out earlier but the MLS football side will have to agree a permanent deal or another loan deal for him. Edwards has a few years left on his Stoke City contract.

Edwards is an ex-England youth international who came through the various youth teams at Stoke City before making his professional bow at the club. His first game for the Potters was against Manchester City in the Premier League four years ago. He has played 51 times for Stoke City in all competitions.