The Daily Mail reported on interest in Howard back during the January transfer window, claiming that LA Galaxy, New York City FC and Toronto FC were all keen on signing the USMNT star prior to the start of the 2015 season.
At 36-years-old, Howard has plenty of time left at the top level of the game as a shot-stopper, and a move to MLS - although lucrative and a homecoming for him - could represent a step down. He is clear first-choice ‘keeper at Goodison Park and his poor campaign has done little to ruin his cult standing on Merseyside.
Howard has already addressed the rumours linking him with a USA return, telling SiriusXM that there was no way he would end his contract with Everton early, and even admitting that he would be ‘done playing’ at the end of his Toffees tenure.
He has once again announced his claims to finish his career with the Merseyside club in an interview with the Mirror, and he has revealed a surprising reason as to why he wants to stay with the Toffees - his salary.
“I feel strong,” the stopper said. “I have got the fire in my belly. But I have three years left and then I finish. That's it. I think it would be crazy to talk about leaving this club.
“The chairman pays me very well and it would be silly to talk about other teams.”