Jermaine Jones was one of the United States' most dependable players during the World Cup and drew excellent reviews for his performances in Brazil this summer.
And Jones is trying to take advantage of the States World Cup success by demanding a move to Major League Soccer in North America. But the rangy midfielder wants the deal to be done on his terms, i.e with complete control.
Finding a Way
Well Jones appeared alongside fellow USA International Jozy Altidore in an interview on Fox Sports, and he he was asked if he might be playing in MLS sometime soon.
"Of course," the free agent said. "We are trying to find a way i can play in MLS. But now is not my step, it is the step of the MLS. They have to give me what i want. I showed them that i am in good shape, that i can help the league to grow and it is up to them."
Ball in MLS court
From seeing Jones' comments it is obvious to see that the ball is in Major League Soccer's court right now. Jones is wanting a lucrative offer in order to join the league, and right now he is correct to do so. His stock has never been higher and any coach in MLS would love to have a player of his calibre come in and slot in their midfield.
Before moving to Beşiktaş in Turkey in the last transfer window, Jones spent his entire career in Germany. He made his professional debut with Eintracht Frankfurt in 1999 and since then has plied his trade with Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke in the Bundesliga.
What's also interesting to note is the fact that Jones mentions that he has no agent. There is no middle man in the way between negotiations so things are directly between Don Garber and co. and Jones himself.
We all know what Jones can do with the ball at his feet, but if you forgot then here's a quick recap of his World Cup Goal of the Tournament contender against Portugal...