Could Cristiano Ronaldo be heading for the United States and Major League Soccer when his time at Real Madrid comes to an end? The world-class forward has hinted that he wants a move to Los Angeles.
Forget the much-talked-about return to Manchester United, Sports Illustrated report that the Portuguese superstar could be in line to move to MLS in 2018.
Various high-profile players have swapped European football for soccer Stateside in recent years, with David Beckham at Los Angeles Galaxy and Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls two particularly big-name examples.
This season, Major League Soccer has taken an even greater profile, with players such as David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco and Kaka adding another layer of glamour. That will soon be augmented by Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, who are moving to New York City and LA Galaxy respectively.
The American media have reported that discussions have already taken place between CR7 and certain teams in the USA, although Ronaldo himself has expressed a desire to follow in Beckham’s footsteps and join the Galaxy.