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5 world-class players who could be on their way to the MLS soon

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Over the course of the last decade, the MLS has established itself as a destination for world-class players believed to be in the final years of their playing careers. The likes of David Beckham, Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard, Didier Drogba and Kaka are among a handful of legendary footballers to have plied their trade in the league.

The league has inevitably gained a lot of supporters, owing to the stature of world-class players who move to the United States of America from Europe, and it has firmly established itself as a league where the world-class players go, to earn one last fat paycheck, and spend their last playing days.

So in line with the league’s strategic positioning, we have conjured a list of 5 players who could be moving to the MLS in the near future:

#5 Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
Sturridge's time at Anfield has been blighted by numerous injuries

Let's be honest in our assessment of Daniel Sturridge. The man who was in a sensational form during the 2013-14 season, alongside a magical Luis Suarez, looks a shadow of himself.

His career has been blighted by numerous injuries that restrict him to making him just a handful of appearances for club and country every season and it has not come as a surprise to many that despite being tipped to lead the line-up for club and country, he has certainly fallen down the pecking order for both club and country.

The Englishman has started just 33 games since the end of the 2013-14 season for the Reds and it is perhaps time for the former Chelsea and Manchester City attacker to look for other avenues, and what can be more lucrative than MLS?

Yes, he turned 28 only in September and some might call it premature to say that he could be moving to MLS, a league that often inhabits the players in their final years of their footballing career.

However, he is believed to be on a cool £120K a week wages at the Merseyside club, and we fear that not a lot of English clubs would be keen to fork out such a princely sum for a player plagued by so many injuries.

The MLS on the other hand, are heavy spenders, and the pace of the game might help Sturridge stay relevant on the footballing circuit. 

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