RUMOR: Miroslav Klose set to part ways with Lazio and join Major League Soccer


German striker Miroslav Klose has been facing a tricky relationship with his current club Lazio and rumor is that it is all set to come to an end in near future.

The hearsay suggests that Lazio’s early exit from the UEFA Champions League, thanks to Bayer Leverkusen in the playoff round and Klose’s slow start to the new season are responsible for the club management’s decision to part ways with the German. And, as always, Major League Soccer is ready to embrace a 37-year-old footballer who used to be a menace in the opponent box in his days.

The glamour of the American league has increased manifold in recent past when legends like David Villa, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo decided to bid good-bye to European Leagues for Major League Soccer. It cannot be denied that if Miroslav Klose follows the aforementioned ones, American fans and spectators will get yet another reason to head to the stadiums. But, does it really make sense to sign an aged striker who has stopped scoring?

Klose played 272 minutes for the Italian side this season, scored not a single goal and took 0.2 shots per game, on an average. His passing accuracy was around 65% only. One can now safely say that once a fierce striker Klose has crossed past his own days and should think of bidding adieu to the beautiful game. However, reportedly, there are three Major League Soccer clubs who are actually entertaining the thought of bringing Klose to North America. They are Chicago Fire, LA Galaxy, and the New York Red Bulls. The rumor also says that the deal might even go through in time for the start of the 2016 MLS season.

And here is a catch! LA Galaxy is already well stocked with attacking players like Robbie Keane and Giovani Dos Santos and it is highly unlikely that they would care for an old striker like Klose. Same can be said about the New York Red Bulls. With a strong attacking depth in the current squad, they will probably want to throw money at a younger forward who can be groomed for some time before becoming a regular starter.

That leaves us the last spot holders in the Eastern conference, Chicago Fire. Given the dreadful form they have been in, it is an easier rumor to believe in. The team definitely needs some fresh legs and a stardom to attract the fan base.

All in all, it seems that Miroslav Klose might choose to end his relationship with the Italian club and if he does, Major League Soccer and Chicago might be his next destination.

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