Several talented players have announced their departure from MLS in the past few weeks, but apparently one of the most consistent midfielders in Europe over the years could play on American soil in the coming months if the rumors are confirmed.
According to a report from CalcioMercato, Juventus star Sami Khedira is being linked to at least three MLS clubs. The former World Cup winner has a lot of experience after playing for both Real Madrid and The Old Lady, and would undoubtedly improve any team that signs him.
The same report indicated that three teams are competing for his signature: New York Red Bulls, Los Angeles Galaxy and New York City FC. And frankly, any of the three could use him.
The Red Bulls need another star player and Khedira would be the perfect partner for MVP-candidate Sacha Kljestan, while also establishing a very technical central midfield with either Felipe Martins or Dax McCarty.
New York City FC needs a player to replace both Frank Lampard and Andoni Iraola. And Khedira certainly fits the bill: he is not the scoring threat Lampard was, but he's technical enough to hold down a role in midfield, and he's experienced enough to become a leader on the team. He would thrive next to Andrea Pirlo, as the Italian would have someone covering his back like he has had throughout the majority of his career.
LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls and New York City all after Sami Khedira https://t.co/3RVcXwqPmo— Sonny 白 始 諾 (@sonny_dattebayo) November 25, 2016
Last but not least, we have Los Angeles Galaxy. The Galaxy has two DP spots open following the retirement of Steven Gerrard and the departure of Robbie Keane, so they would have enough money to sign him. He would fit in terms of a tactical point of view, but the management has said they would like to bring a young player to the side with the remaining DP spots. Would they consider Khedira a player that fits their criteria?
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