Real Madrid legend Raul may be on his way to Major League Soccer this summer if reports from Spain are accurate.
According to Mundo Deportivo,
Raul will head to the States at the conclusion of the current season.
Despite having a year left on his contract with Real, the Spanish club
is reportedly trying to get the captain to leave early and leave the
seven million euros of his final contract year behind.
February, Raul expressed genuine interest in coming to MLS after his
contract expired with Real Madrid, saying: "As an experience, not just
for me but also for my family, I could try to play a year probably in
the United States," and adding that any move would likely come in 2011.
However there now seems to be a real possibility of the move coming a
Several clubs in Major League Soccer could be
involved in the chase for the legendary striker, as well as have the
funds to sign a high-profile player - including the newly formed
Philadelphia Union, who could take a page from 2009 expansion club
Seattle in signing a European superstar to help lead the way and draw
The inclusion of a major name from Europe has been a
huge draw for MLS teams with Freddie Ljungberg's Seattle Sounders and
David Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy drawing the largest average crowds
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