The USMNT and Schalke star has said he could see himself playing in America for the first time in his career.
Jermaine Jones, the Schalke 04 and USMNT midfielder has admitted that he would be willing to move to MLS.
During a Twitter Q&A via US Soccer’s official account yesterday, fan Aaron Cohen asked Jones, “Would you consider playing in MLS at some point?” to which he replied, “Of course. My contract is up next summer and I could see myself in MLS.”
A remarkably direct answer, Jones words represent as strong a ‘come and get me’ plea as MLS teams are ever likely to see.
There’s no denying that Jones could more than benefit a number of teams in the league and with the likes of FC Dallas and Columbus crew failing to strengthen their struggling lineups during the recently closed transfer window, they will no doubt be on high alert regarding Jones’ situation.
Jones will turn 32 in November of this year, meaning that should he head to MLS he could potentially have several effective years within the league.
Currently at Bundesliga side Schalke 04, Jones has never played in America before. Having been born in Germany and spent most of his childhood there, Jones came through the Eintracht Frankfurt youth academy.
After moving from Frankfurt to Bayer Leverkusen and back again, Jones finally found his home in Schalke. 116 appearances in six years have seen him become a mainstay in the side’s midfield, his boundless energy and raw physical attributes making him a fearsome opponent for less determined or weaker players.
Jones’ domineering presence along with his Champions’ League experience mean that not only would he be a quality player for any MLS side willing to splash the cash, but he would also fulfil the ambassadorial and tutorial roles expected of a Designated Player excellently.