It might be one-and-done for Kemar Lawrence in Major League Soccer.
Premier League side Leicester City and Reading of the second-division Championship have scouted the New York Red Bulls left back extensively this past summer and fall, and both English clubs could make offers for the 23-year-old Jamaican international within the next 10 days, a league source told Yahoo Sports.
Lawrence reportedly drew interest from Newcastle United of the Premier League after shining for Jamaica at last summer's Copa America and Gold Cup. His defending against Argentina's Lionel Messi in the Copa America drew rave reviews.
Lawrence was equally as good for the Red Bulls during his first season in MLS. Starting all 23 of his games, he recorded one goal and four assists and played a big part in in the success of the Red Bulls, who won the Supporters' Shield with the league's highest regular-season point total and lost a dramatic Eastern Conference Championship series with Columbus Crew.
The Red Bulls picked up Lawrence's option this week on a contract that is set to pay him $65,000 next season. It's a modest raise from $60,000 but still well below what he could demand in the Premier League.
Lawrence's international career began late in 2013 and has already made 26 appearances for the Reggae Boyz.