Carlos Tevez declares interest in making MLS switch

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Major League Soccer is increasingly growing as one of the biggest domestic competitions in the world with many world class stars signing for big clubs. 

Kaka and David Villa joined newly formed sides Orlando City SC and New York City FC in the summer, whilst Premier League legends Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard will travel across the pond after the Premier League finishes in a couple of weeks time to join their respective clubs.

And Major League Soccer is no stranger to the world's very best. David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill have all featured in America in recent years.

There has been many big names linked to the American top flight, also. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejected a move to former club AC Milan, increasing the prospect of him moving to MLS in the summer whilst Andrea Pirlo and Ronaldinho are speculated to be linked.

Now is the turn of former Manchester United forward, Carlos Tevez, to be doing the rounds in the papers in terms of a move to MLS. However, this story has a little more juice to it after the Argentine told his agent to find an interested club in the States, according to MLS Soccer.

No team has been specifically identified, but down to Carlos Tevez' sheer goalscoring prowess and quality, the 31-year-old is more likely to be joining one of the more successful sides in the league.

Although a move is unlikely for the upcoming summer, the Juventus forward's contract runs out in 2016 and he would be keen on a move away from the Juventus Stadium.

He rejected the opportunity to sign another contract with the Serie A champions, but vowed to play out his current contract

Out-and-out goalscorer

If it's goals you're looking for, Carlos Tevez is certainly the man to be looking at carefully. In a two year spell at Juventus, the 31-year-old has netted 50 goals in 93 appearances across all competitions, including a goal against Real Madrid in the first-leg of the Champions League semi-final, aiding towards Juve's Champions League final against Barcelona in the coming weeks.

Whilst you may put his outstanding Serie A goal scoring record down to the poor standard of football in Italy, take a look at his entire CV which includes a staggering 73 goals in 148 games for Manchester City after a spell at their rivals, United, ended with him netting 34 times in 99.

The list goes way back into his history, so to cut a long story short, his 248 club goals, added with 13 international goals, makes him one of the best goalscorers around in modern day football.

Which sides should be targeting him?

LA Galaxy should be on absolute code red alert. The alarm bells should be ringing in the scout's offices because they are in desperate need of a goalscorer. Since Landon Donovan retired at the end of 2014 and Robbie Keane's killer injury, Gyasi Zardes has really struggled to deputise up top. If there is anything that the Galacticans need, it's a goalscorer.

Orlando City should also be in the hunt. The thought of the South American partnership between Carlos Tevez and Kaka is certainly enough to send unnerving tingles down the spine. The Purple army have struggled to form a consistent run of results and just need that cutting edge up front. Could Tevez be the answer?

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