Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that a move to Major League Soccer is something he would consider in the future.
The 30-year-old has long been linked with the MLS after purchasing an $18.5 million luxury apartment located in New York City's Trump Tower.
And speaking in an exclusive interview with GQ magazine, Ronaldo dropped his biggest hint yet that a move to the States could be on the cards in the future.
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He said: "I know that many players move there [MLS]. I think it’s becoming better and better. It’s growing.
"I think it’s good. It’s good for me and young players that maybe one day we want to move there.
"What’s happening there is great, it's fantastic - maybe in the future will be a good chance for me to play there. You never know, but it's something interesting.
"I consider it, of course, because as I've said, soccer there has become better and better, so why not? I think that this is maybe going to be possible."
Ronaldo's words could further quell any rumours of a return to Manchester United, whom he has also been linked with in recent times.
A product of Sporting Lisbon’s youth academy, the three-time Ballon D’Or winner made his name with the Red Devils, scoring 118 goals in 292 games for the Red Devils.
During that time, Ronaldo helped United to three Premier League titles, two League Cups, an FA Cup and the Champions League during a trophy-laden spell with the 20-time league champions.
But any fans pining for a return to those winning ways could be left sorely disappointed should Ronaldo opt to follow the route David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard took in moving to the US.
Already Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer, any move across the Atlantic will likely see Ronaldo become the highest paid player in the history of MLS.
But with the winger still very much a part of new manager Zinedine Zidane’s plans and the club competiting for top honours both domestically and in Europe, such considerations about the future remain a secondary concern.
Fail to deliver in La Liga or the Champions League, however, and things could change.
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