Corriere di Livorno is quoting the club president as saying that the deal for Ricardo Clark is done. He claims that Clark will be staying with Houston because of their league position and their inability to cope with the loss of their star player, so he will be joining Livorno in January, during the winter transfer window. Personally, I think it’d be better for Clark to go now–I think it will be significantly harder to crack the first team coming in during mid-season. Here’s the Google translation of the text in the linked article:
Ricardo Clark, the American player who has shown in the Confederations Cup, was acquired from Livorno. ‘It is true – says Aldo Spinelli, president of the Tuscan club before entering the Football League in Milan – but only to arrive in January because the club in Houston is first in the standings in the championship and can not deprive the first player. ”
Seems legit, but the Italian soccer media is a different beast…what do I know?