While N'Golo Kante‘s inevitable exit from Leicester City is currently dominating the headlines, another key figure in the team’s 2015/16 Premier League title-winning run could be arranging his plans for the future.
Defender Christian Fuchs has never been short on words, previously stating that he’d open to becoming an NFL kicker once his days of playing soccer are over. Now, it just so happens that his career could be continuing, just in another country.
In an interview with SBI Soccer, Fuchs said he would “love to play” for the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League once he moves to the United States full time.
Fuchs, 30, has been open about his plans to make the U.S. his permanent home once his time at Leicester is over, with his family awaiting him back in New York City. A chance to play for a team like the Cosmos, though, would be something Fuchs would heavily consider.
“I’m still a pretty good age to be a soccer player. I’m not one of those old guys coming to the U.S. that comes here just to retire,” Fuchs said, “That’s not how I see it. I want to retire here obviously, but I’m still in pretty good shape, not too old. What I want to do is to stay in New York and play for one of the clubs here. If they would take me, I like the New York Cosmos. They have a great history and my friend, Raul, played there. I think this club has a good future and I would love to play for them.
“The Cosmos back in time were big in the U.S. They had Beckenbauer, Pele. They had Raul. That’s something that feels good to me, so why not there?”
Following the Foxes’ PL championship last season, Fuchs and co. will look to continue their success next season with the Champions League an added challenge that the team will face.Follow @MattReedFutbol