Steven Gerrard linked with New York Cosmos move

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Steven Gerrard's Liverpool future is up in the air right now, with Anfield bosses seemingly refusing to renew their captain's £180,000-a-week contract, the Kop favourite could well be on his way out of the club this summer.

A whole host of teams will be undoubtedly interested in the Champions League winner, and offers should fly in from all across the top European leagues as well as from all corners of the globe.

Across the Atlantic

One report today from the Daily Mail, has linked the 34-year old with a move to North America and the New York Cosmos.

Rob Shepherd says in his piece, that with former Liverpool executive Rick Parry currently on the board of directors at the Cosmos, a potential link up with the club could seemingly be on the cards thanks to his familiarity with Gerrard and Gerrard's representatives.

Complete Fail

A Gerrard deal would make him the second big name to move to New York in the past week, with Real Madrid legend Raul having recently completed a deal with the famous side. And then the report takes a turn for the worse, thanks to Shepherd's painful lack of NASL knowledge.

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The article claims that Raul became a designated player for the Cosmos, and the only one the team is allowed, whose salary does not count towards the league's salary cap. 

The paragraph is so wrong that it really does need pointing out. To start, Raul has certainly not signed a Designated Player deal to join the Big Apple outfit. In fact, the NASL doesn't even have a Designated Player ruling, nor does it even have a salary cap! And even in MLS, where the Designated Player rule exists, they are allowed three of them.

However, despite not having a grasp of the league rules, this doesn't take away from the potential move. It does seem completely unlikely though, considering that NASL isn't even the top league in the United States, nor would he be paid as much there as he could get in Major League Soccer alongside the likes of Frank Lampard and David Villa.

What is known, however, is that there is a very high possibility that Steven Gerrard will not finish his career as a one-club man as he looked so destined to do.

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