Trew: Rodgers wants to leave Magpies
LUKE Rodgers has told Notts County he wants to leave Meadow Lane to join New York Red Bulls.
But the Magpies' owner Ray Trew does not know if the 28-year-old striker's criminal record will scupper any deal with the MLS side.
Rodgers is wanted by former Notts' boss Hans Backe and Trew wants to strike a deal to sell him before the MLS transfer window closes on April 15 and then loan him back.
"I want to explore whether we can let Luke go and keep him on loan until the end of the season," said Trew.
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"The lad wants to go because he has been offered a fantastic deal.
"I don't know whether he would only play a cameo role here next season. I suspect so."
Rodgers pleaded guilty to affray on September 30 last year at the Tantra bar in Nottingham.
He also pleaded guilty to escape from lawful custody after he ran from the bar after being arrested.
"It may affect his immigration, absolutely," added Trew. "America is pretty hot on that. If you've got a criminal record, you may not get a visa."
A spokesperson for the American Embassy in London said: "Immigration policy is applied on a case by case basis."
Notts have signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Lorien Resourcing that will see the company logo carried on the back of their shirts.