Phillipp Lahm has enjoyed quite the renaissance at Bayern Munich. Ever since Pep Guardiola chose Bavaria as the place for his return to managerial glory, Lahm has been a key component.
Which is why it seems, the Bayern captain doesn't quite fancy leaving the Allianz Arena anytime soon, especially not to follow the likes of Kaka, David Villa and Steven Gerrard in Major League Soccer anyway.
According to quotes in an interview with L'Equipe about his future, Lahm has revealed that he has absolutely no intention of growing old disgracefully by joining the world's biggest retirement league in North America.
Just Say No
Lahm's contract expires in 2018 and the World Cup winner believes that could well be when he decided to hang up his incredibly experienced boots.
"That's a possible date. I will be 34 then. It will be the right moment. I'm not someone who is going to push and push until I break. I want to leave at the top of my game," the 31-year old veteran explained.
"I want to have the memory of magnificent years with the national team and Bayern. I don't see myself going to the USA or Qatar."
That has to hurt MLS, still being likened to Qatar of all leagues.
Lahm has won six Bundesliga titles and the DFB-Pokal as many times in a trophy-filled career at the Allianz Arena. After two near misses against Chelsea and Inter he also added a Champions League winners medal to his collection thanks to a fateful night at Wembley against their compatriots Borussia Dortmund.
After winning everything there is in club football, the converted defensive midfielder finally got his hands on the World Cup trophy, topping off what has been a sensational career by anyone's standards.
Bayern currently find themselves 11 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga standings following 17 rounds of the season, with a 7th title looking a mere formality for the talented German.