Cult footballer and Sky Sports Soccer AM favourite Adebayo Akinfenwa could yet be on the move this summer, amid whispers of a possible transfer overseas - with Major League Soccer one potential option.
The speculation stems from an exclusive report from Tim Ashton of Your Local Guardian, who has shed light on a clause in the 33-year-old’s contract with AFC Wimbledon.
According to the story, Akinfenwa signed a two-year deal with the club last summer that included an agreement stating that, if the Dons failed to gain promotion to League One in his first campaign, the terms of his contract could be reviewed.
The report goes on to explain that while Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley has already put an improved contract offer on the table, the striker is thought to be weighing up offers from overseas.
While the Dons boss is keen to stress that it would take an approach from a sizeable club to convince Akinfenwa to leave, a move to the United States could prove too tempting to turn down.
“We won’t win a battle if he gets an offer from abroad that appeals to him and sets his family up for life, and we would not expect to,” he told the news provider.
“But I am confident that, unless something massive comes out the woodwork, Bayo will be with us next season.”
Akinfenwa has developed a cult following in recent years, which was further enhanced by the forward’s star turn for the Dons against Liverpool in the FA Cup.
A self-confessed Reds fan, the striker showed his predatory instincts in what was a memorable cup clash, scoring the goal that brought the Dons level in a game Liverpool went on to win.
Since then the striker’s presence has continued to grow and he even took to social media to call out Chelsea’s Diego Costa for his rough treatment of Steven Gerrard and his Liverpool teammates during a Premier League clash with the Blues.