Report: Villa striker Agbonlahor linked with MLS move in 2017

Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Major League Soccer has become a more attractive destination for foreigners over the years, and another veteran could be on his way stateside in 2017.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Gabriel Agbonlahor could potentially complete a move to MLS during the January transfer window despite still having two years remaining on his contract at Aston Villa.

The 29-year-old is in his 12th year with Villa after coming up through the club’s academy system. The report also states that Agbonlahor is currently training with Aston Villa’s Under-23 side as he sorts out his club situation moving forward.

With two new MLS sides set to join the league in 2017 — with Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC — Agbonlahor would surely provide either expansion side with a strong presence up front as they look to make an impact in their first season.

Former Premier League striker Kenwyne Jones has already completed a move to Atlanta ahead of the team’s entrance into the league. Meanwhile, Agbonlahor would also join the likes of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, who play at New York City FC and LA Galaxy, respectively.