CF Montreal's Kamal Miller focused on 2023 MLS campaign amid European interest
By Chris Smith
Kamal Miller has insisted his focus remains on the upcoming MLS season with CF Montreal amid transfer interest.
The 25-year-old center-back has been one of Montreal's most consistent players in recent years and saw his form rewarded with a key role in Canada's 2022 World Cup appearance.
Miller's form has, naturally, caused his name to be linked to a European transfer, and 90min understands there is even interest from clubs in the top 10 leagues and competing in Uefa competitions.
Should he depart, he would follow in the footsteps of the likes of Alistair Johnston and Djordje Mihailivic to swap Montreal for Europe in recent times. However, Miller isn't getting ahead of himself and knows he has a job to do at Saputo Stadium.
“Just keep playing well and do what I did last year and, hopefully, something falls into place,” Miller Miller told reporters of his 2023 aims. “I think I did it my first year here. I think I did it my second year here, so it’ll be the same going into this season. Just focus on the opponent here and helping my teammates win games. Everything else will take care of itself.
“The players and the coaches will approach every game the same way,” he continued. “My teammates will help me. I’ll do whatever it takes for the team to win. Hopefully, not only myself but a lot of guys here get exposure and the opportunity to play at the next level.”
Exactly which clubs will emerge as serious contenders for Miller's signature remains to be seen, but the player is well aware of the level of interest, adding: “They got me on their radar. Now it’s a waiting game.”
After finishing second in the Eastern Conference last season, CF Montreal will once again look to reach the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2023. Under new head coach Hernan Losada, they kick off the new campaign away at Inter Miami on February 25.