Alvaro Arbeloa is reportedly weighing up an offer to leave Real Madrid for MLS, with two unnamed franchises on the horizon.
AS cites a claim from Univision that says with Dani Carvajal and Danilo ahead of him in Rafa Benitez’s right-back pecking order, Arbeola recognises his playing time will be limited.
His Madrid contract expires in 2016 and he has two offers from the United States, home now to the likes of David Villa and Andoni Iraola, as well as Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.
Arbeloa has in pre-season been back-up to Marcelo with Fabio Coentrao struggling for fitness but he will be third-choice on that side too when the Portuguese is ready.
AS suggest Arbeloa’s long-term plan was always to move stateside but the switch could come a year earlier than originally intended.
A move to West Ham was also possible this summer but MLS is said to be Arbeloa’s preferred destination.
It’s expected he would be allowed to leave Santiago Bernabeu on a free transfer in respect of his decade spent at the club.