Lazio forward Miroslav Klose has revealed how he turned down lucrative offers to sign for MLS teams this summer, reports ESPN.
The 35-year-old German joined Italian side Lazio in 2011, boasting an impressive goal-scoring record, with 28 goals in 58 games.
"As a matter of fact I already had two very good offers from the US," Klose told German Sport Bild. "That is in any case an option. But my contract at Lazio runs for another year and who knows how it will continue. But I don’t want to rule out anything right now."
The Polish-born German started his career at German side Kaiserslautern, and he admits he still likes to keep an eye out on how they're doing.
"Kaiserslautern is and has always been a matter very close to my heart," he said. "The current case of Mesut [Ozil] shows once again that you should not rule out anything in football. One moment you are happy at a club and the next day you are gone."
Klose boasts one of the most impressive international goalscoring records in the history of the game. The nomadic striker has netted 68 in 129 caps and is hopeful ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
"With this team [Germany] I want to win the World Cup in Brazil, that is my top priority," he said. "We will give all we can, but naturally that is no guarantee for the title.
"As other big football nations also have this goal, and you need to respect that. But if we can implement what we are able to achieve, I don’t have any fears."
Even at 35, the strong striker doesn't seem to be showing any signs of his age and looks set to add to his impressive goal tally at both club and country level.
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