Manuel Neuer Opens the Door to Potential MLS Move for the First Time
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Manuel Neuer Opens the Door to Potential MLS Move for the First Time

04/07/24 16:07

Manuel Neuer, the legendary Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper, has hinted at a possible future move to Major League Soccer (MLS).

In an interview with WELT_Sport, Neuer shared his thoughts on the prospect, bringing excitement to soccer fans across the United States.

"If anything, the MLS would be an option. I spoke to Bastian Schweinsteiger, who played there, about it. But you have to think it through carefully. Also because they play a lot on artificial turf there, which is not ideal for a goalkeeper," Neuer said.

Neuer's comments have fuelled speculation about a potential MLS stint, following in the footsteps of his former German teammate Schweinsteiger, who enjoyed a successful period with the Chicago Fire.

Despite being a cornerstone of FC Bayern's success, Neuer acknowledged that he has received various offers throughout his career.

“I have always had inquiries and offers. But I knew that FC Bayern was the best place for me because of the environment and the squad (…) Although you should never say never: I would not move to Saudi Arabia or Qatar."

Neuer's statement indicates his openness to exploring new opportunities while maintaining a clear stance against moving to certain leagues, emphasizing his preference for environments that align with his professional and personal values.

A potential move by Neuer to the MLS would be a monumental event for the league, drawing significant attention and elevating its global profile.

His experience and leadership could be invaluable assets to any team looking to strengthen their squad with world-class talent.

Benji Kosartiyer
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Jamie Somerville

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