Cristiano Ronaldo would be open to a move to Major League Soccer in his future.
Based on his recent quotes from an interview with GQ, the Real Madrid superstar is impressed with the growth of soccer in America, and is taking note of how many players want to move to MLS.
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Ronaldo has previously stated that he didn’t see himself moving to America, but his view seems to have taken a turn.
Speaking for the magazine’s upcoming February issue, Ronaldo hinted that his career could make a stop in the United States.
What’s happening there [MLS] is great, it’s fantastic. Maybe in the future will be a good chance for me to play there. You never know, but it’s something interesting.
I consider it, of course, because, as I’ve said, soccer there has become better and better, so why not? I think that this is maybe going to be possible.
I know that many players move there. I think it’s becoming better and better.
It’s growing, I think it’s good. It’s good for me and young players that maybe one day we want to move there. So it’s good that football – ‘soccer’ – grows there.
At 30-years-old, Ronaldo still has time left in his career, and should he leave Real Madrid when his contract expires in 2018, it would be one of the biggest moves in football.
Ronaldo will likely stay in Europe for one more contract, but by the age of 35 or 36, it seems he is open to an MLS move similar to Steven Gerrard or Andrea Pirlo. With the league growing and new clubs set to begin play in both Los Angeles and Miami, a massive American paycheck could have Ronaldo’s name on it.Follow @KyleLynchFC