The USA and the MLS seems to be the go-to destination, where leading stars from Europe are put out to pasture, as they graze on the final graces of their illustrious careers.
Fans and franchise clubs in the United States are keen to keep bringing leading stars of the European game, to their shores, continually raising the profile of the game there and of the MLS worldwide.
David Beckham and Thierry Henry saw out their careers on the west and east coasts respectively, with LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls. Spanish star David Villa has embarked upon his American adventure with Frank Lampard on the way, whilst Brazilian idol Kaká has signed for Orlando City.
One of the biggest stars of the game in Europe right now however, could also follow suit, according to Sports Illustrated columnist, Grant Wahl, who claims sources have informed him that Cristiano Ronaldo intends on finishing his career in the MLS, once his contract expires with Real Madrid.
Jorge Mendes, the super-agent and representative of the Portuguese star, recently stated his believe that his client could play at the highest level until he's 40-years-old. If that's what Cristiano Ronaldo has in mind, when his Real Madrid contract expires, he'd be 33-years-old. Suggested destination cities favoured by the player are indicated as being Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
Despite recent speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo is currently unhappy at Real Madrid, or reports of Sir Alex Ferguson trying to coax him back to Manchester United, it doesn't actually seem all that outlandish to imagine the 2014 Ballon d'Or winner finishing his career in the USA.
If the hugely warm welcome Cristiano Ronaldo has received when visiting for pre-season tournaments or training camps with Real Madrid is any indication to go by, fans in the USA would be delighted to see him arrive there on a permanent basis.