Could Uruguayan star Diego Forlan be heading to Major League Soccer?
The best soccer player in the 2010 World Cup, Uruguayan striker Diego Forlán, has expressed an interest in playing for North America’s Major League Soccer.
During an interview for radio station Sport 890 in Uruguay on Thursday (May 16), Forlán, who won the Golden Boot award at the most recent World Cup, said he doesn’t discount the possibility of playing in North America: "I would like to go to MLS…I have been there on holiday many times. It is a country I like a lot and would love to go there."
The 33-year-old player, who has played for such well-known international football clubs as Manchester United, Inter Milan, Villarreal, and Atlético Madrid, currently plays with Brazilian soccer team Internacional, where he is under contract until 2015. He presently makes approximately US$2.5 million per season.
Some rumours have him going to a club in Argentina next, but there are a few MLS clubs—with cash reserves and a designated-player (DP) spot to fill—that would probably be interested in throwing an offer his way.
Could the struggling Vancouver Whitecaps be one of them?