Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could head to the MLS, according to Frank Lampard

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Every football fan wants to know where Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will go once they’ve left Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

The two best footballers in world footballer are constantly linked with a move away from Spain but nobody really knows where their future belongs when they leave La Liga.

Nobody except Frank Lampard that is.

Lampard is convinced that both Ronaldo and Messi will end up playing in the United States, where the former Chelsea midfielder is currently playing for New York City.

The MLS appears to be the ideal location for ageing superstars with Lampard being joined by Steven Gerrard, Kaka and Andrea Pirlo stateside.

Ronaldo and Messi are still in their prime, scoring 61 goals in 63 matches between them this season, but Lampard doesn’t think it will be long before they’re playing in the America.

"I think Messi and Ronaldo moving to MLS is a real possibility," Lampard told CNN Sport, as per

"I think they'll want to, and I think they'll be embraced if they came here.”

Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Madrid with a return to his former club Manchester United while PSG are also reportedly interested.

But Lampard thinks the MLS represents the perfect location for the Portuguese star.

"Cristiano, particularly, I could see playing in America. I think the lifestyle would suit him. He's a showman and a great player.”

Messi seems a lot more settled at Barcelona than Ronaldo is at Madrid but is open to leaving the club that he joined as a 13-year-old.

He has reportedly ruled out a move to a fellow European side when he does eventually leave Barcelona - leaving a door open to the MLS.

And Lampard’s former England teammate Gerrard has also urged the two superstars to join them in the United States.

"I hope they will come to MLS. I'd certainly recommend it, not just to those two but to players around the world," said the former Liverpool and England captain.

"I'm sure they'll enjoy the life on and off the pitch because America's a super country to come and work in and enjoy.

"I know from playing with players in the English dressing rooms at home that everybody is talking about MLS now. Maybe five or 10 years ago it wasn't on the radar so much, but it is now, and I'm talking about big players.”

And 2007 Ballon d’Or winner Kaka also believes that Ronaldo and Messi will be plying their trade in the United States before the end of their career.

"I think one day, probably, they're going to come to join MLS,” Kaka added.

"I know that depends on a lot of things. But both already said that they wanted to play here, they like the possibility to live in America."

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