Michel Salgado and Vince Grella have cut lonely figures in lancashire so far managing just 11 first team appearances between them this season. With little prospect of either featuring again for Rovers, The Daily Mirror are suggesting that the pair could be about to be offered the opportunity to feature in the MLS.
The Mirror report that Salgado is currently in talks with Sporting Kansas City and Toronto FC. While Grella is being chased by Houston Dynamo.
The Spaniard Salgado would fit the MLS’ recent trend of recruiting big name stars, such as David Beckham and Thierry Henry, in the twlight of their careers. However the 36-year old former Real Madrid star is settled in England and looks to have a career path beyond football through punditry with Sky Sports. This is likely to mean that only a substantial last playing pay day would be enough to tempt the Spaniard to the MLS.
Grella has being dogged by injury throughout his spell at Ewood Park and this would surely be a concern for Houston Dynamo, who would want a player likely to be amongst the clubs top earners to be a feature on the pitch rather than in the stands.
At 32 Grella may still feel that he has several seasons of football within him, but his injury record suggests otherwise. The Mirror allude to the Australian lining up a move into coaching and this may take precedence over any ambitions of still playing, making a move stateside unlikely.
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