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Barcelona star to make MLS switch

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Carles Puyol is contemplating a move to a Major League Soccer (MLS) team in the United States, Marca reports.

The Barcelona captain has been linked with a move away from the club, and he is considering joining an MLS franchise, with LA Galaxy, the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC all being options for the Spaniard.

Puyol's former Barcelona teammate Thierry Henry, who currently plays for the New York Red Bulls, said would welcome the legendary Spaniard in the USA.

"If he wants to come and play in the United States then he would be very welcome," he said. "Should he want to come, it would be great. It would be good for the league because it is always good to have players like him."

New York City FC might prove particularly inviting.

The newly established club have received investments from Manchester City, and their CEO Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Bergiristain used to work for Barcelona. 

The 36-year-old centre-back has spent his entire career at Barcelona, having made 392 appearances at professional level for them since 1999.

He has won La Liga five times, the Champions League three times and was also part of the Spain side which won the European Cup in 2008 and the World Cup in 2010.

He has been linked with a move away from Barcelona after an injury-plagued season.

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