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Savage keen on MLS move

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Derby captain Robbie Savage has revealed he could leave the club before the end of the season to join Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps.

Savage's contract with the Rams is due to expire at the end of the current campaign and the 36-year-old midfielder admitted he is considering an offer to move to Canada, possibly as early as March.

Savage, who also works as a pundit for Radio Five Live and ESPN, is quoted on the Daily Mirror website, mirrorfootball.co.uk, as saying: "The presentation they made to me was brilliant. To be honest, it blew me away."

He added: "I am fully committed to Derby and seeing out the end of my contract there but Vancouver have asked whether they will release me so I can be ready for the MLS season starting in March.

"Derby have got a big decision to make and if they say I can go, then so have I."

Savage admitted he could be faced with a major dilemma, adding: "In a way, I wish the presentation Vancouver made me hadn't been so good.

"They are a new team in the MLS, they're moving to a new £300m stadium and they are very ambitious. The chance to be part of making soccer popular in America, alongside people like David Beckham and Thierry Henry, is obviously very tempting.

"But it is up to Derby now, and depending on what they say I will then talk to my family, and to the BBC and ESPN."

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