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Real Madrid legend set for New York

Spanish striking hero Raul is close to agreeing a move to the New York Cosmos, according to the latest reports.

At the age of 36, Raul isn't quite ready to call time on his playing career and is being tipped to hit America before he hangs up his boots.

Raul will always be a hero at Real Madrid where he spent 16 years and he is the club's record goal scorer with 323.

The Spanish international won six La Liga titles and tasted Champions League glory three times before finally leaving the Merengues for Schalke in 2010.

After two years in the Bundesliga, Raul joined Qatari club Al Sadd in the move many expected to be the last of his career.

But it seems that Raul still has an eye for goal and it is being reported in Spain and Italy that he will tie up a deal with North American Soccer League side the New York Cosmos within the next few days.

The NASL is the second tier of American football and Raul would be expected to start playing for New York Cosmos in the Fall Season.

His presence would be a massive boost for the NASL, which is battling to be seen as an important league in America.

Spanish newspaper AS insists that Raul's agent has already agreed terms with the club and the player's signature is all that is lacking.

Raul is due to travel to the USA in the next few weeks to close out the deal and begin the final chapter of an unforgettable playing career.

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