Barcelona’s Carles Puyol recently admitted that he will depart the club at the end of the season – much to the disappointment of his adoring fans.
Injuries over the past couple of years have seriously hindered Puyol’s game-time at the Nou Camp, and despite maintaining a very good standard when called upon, his time at the club was always drawing to a close.
Out of respect, the Catalan captain quickly quelled any reports linking him with a fellow European side – hinting that he’d rather retire – but a move to the MLS is an attractive proposition.
The United States has seen its MLS increase in standards over the last decade, and renowned names of the game such as Robbie Keane, Alessandro Nesta and David Beckham have all gone over.
Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorer Thierry Henry is another name which has helped raise the bar in the States, and speaking to the press, Elgoldigital reports that the Frenchman would delighted if Carles Puyol joined him.
He said: “If he wants to come to the United States then he should, he will be more than welcome.”
“I can’t say much more about the topic because I haven’t spoken to him in that respect. If Puyol comes, it will be very good for this league as it is always good to have the great players such as him.”
Thierry Henry is currently into his fourth season with the New York Red Bulls, with his contract up at the end of the year. Despite being 36-years-old, he is still regarded as one of the league’s best players and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him play on beyond this year – perhaps with Puyol lining up beside him.
Would a move to the United States be a good option for Carles Puyol?
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