Michael Bradley reacts to Serie A rumors, Toronto future

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Michael Bradley is focusing on Toronto FC’s finest season in history, not what comes after the season.

The 29-year-old midfielder and captain has been the subject of rumored interest from Bologna and AC Milan, and TFC declined a $5 million offer for Bradley this summer.

Ahead of tonight’s match between the USMNT and New Zealand in the American capital, Bradley was asked about those rumors.

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He didn’t say he was going, nor that he was staying. From MLSSoccer.com:

“That’s football — there’s always things flying around,” Bradley said of the report. “November is obviously on everybody’s mind. And then there will be time as always at the end of the season to figure out to sit down and talk — what went well, what didn’t — and find the right way forward.”

It wouldn’t be right for Bradley to verbally commit his future to Toronto if he was unsure, and his father now being in the Premier League may’ve changed his outlook.

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Again, he’s told us how much he loves Toronto and raising his family there (not that professional footballers don’t have the money to live in two locations), but this offseason will be interesting for Bradley and several other MLS-based American stars.

And if he’s going to Italy and it’s only a loan, how about taking Sebastian Giovinco with him? Chemistry is cool.