18 Feb 2014
US international Landon Donovan has said that he could be making a permanent switch to the Brazilian league to continue his career, but has also said that such a possibility appears remote.
Donovan is regarded as one of the finest players for the US national team, but he is slowly coming to the end of his career. He has had several loans spells in recent times, with Everton being the most successful destination of all. However, many feel that he has not fulfilled his talent, which is obvious.
After taking a short sabbatical recently, Donovan has stated that he is feeling fresh and re-energised. A number of players from South Africa have played in the MLS, but a rising economy has made Brazilian club equally powerful. They are now capable of spending big money on star names, and it has seen Donovan linked with a move to the South American nation. Donovan, though, says that it is highly unlikely that he will ply his trade in Brazil, but the possibility remains. One of the major deterrent factors will be his current contract of which still three years remaining.
Donovan states that he does not know whether he will continue to play once his current contract finishes. The player will be 34 years old by the time it completes.
"I would love to play in Brazil, but I don't know if it would be possible. I currently play for Los Angeles Galaxy, I love playing there and I have three more years of contract. I don't know if I'll be able to play after the contract is over," said Donovan.
The 31-year-old was not expected to be part of the US squad for the Brazil 2014 World Cup after falling out with manager Jurgen Klinsmann, but he has now comeback to regain the captaincy.