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Miroslav Klose open to MLS move

September 11, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

Lazio forward Miroslav Klose has not ruled out ending his career in the MLS after revealing he has received offers from the United States.

Lazio Miroslav Klose celeb vs Inter Milan
PA PhotosKlose could finish his career in the MLS.

Klose, 35, joined Lazio in 2011 and is currently contracted to the Serie A club until the end of the 2013-14 season.

Lazio have already voiced their interest in prolonging the striker's stay, but it seems he will have a range of options to choose from in the summer.

In an interview with Sport Bild, Klose suggested he could follow in the footsteps of Germany legend Gerd Muller, who made the switch to NASL in 1979, going on to score 38 goals in three seasons for Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

"As a matter of fact I already had two very good offers from the U.S.," Klose said. "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."

Klose started his professional career at champions Kaiserslautern, who are currently fighting their way out of Bundesliga II, and the forward said he still keeps a close eye on his former club.

"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."

But Klose’s main goal is no longer to be found at club level as the Poland-born attacker, who has 68 Germany goals to his name, dreams of lifting the World Cup in Brazil.

"That is not only a nice goal, but is my main goal. With this team 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."

 

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