American midfield maestro Landon Donovan is attracting quite a lot of interest from major European clubs and according to a source close to the player; he could leave the Major League Soccer when his contract with the league runs out in December.
With the MLS trying to bring the country’s best players back to the league, the departure of Donovan could be considered very ironical as he might be leaving the MLS just months after the return to the American shores of Clint Dempsey.
A source close to the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder stated that the player has been the centre of attraction for many European clubs and has received several offers as well and at the moment, the 31 year old is weighing up his next move and evaluating the options he has in front of him. Landon Donovan has played in Europe in several stints before, coming through the ranks at the Bayer Leverkusen academy and spent three loans spells in Europe, one with German giants Bayern Munich and two with Premier League club Everton.
With less than six months to run on his contract with the MLS, Donovan is free to negotiate with any club and sign a pre-contract agreement from outside the league. According to the source close to Donovan, several European clubs have reached out to Donovan in the past few weeks.
It is reported that having spent the last eight years in the MLS and having won any and every possible accolade in the league, Landon Donovan is considering his future away from the league and is looking for a fresh challenge in Europe. And his move to Europe will also be good enough for his career with the US Men’s National Team with the coach preferring players playing in the tougher leagues of Europe.