For MLS fans, the offseason is too long; and it is not just the fans that believe this. Vancouver Whitecaps manager Marc Dos Santos recently got fined for expressing this opinion publicly using some “colorful” language.
“Players that are at the top level, they have three weeks, maybe one month at maximum, on break.” Dos Santos stated. “I am telling you, three months and a half of a break in a soccer season is Mickey Mouse. It is amateur. It doesn’t happen in the world.”
One benefit is that fans can spend a lot of time watching leagues from around the world and the world-class players they host, with most fans making games more entertaining by placing a bet, if you are yet to jump into the action, you can find the best football betting apps in your region and get in on the action
However, the greatest benefit this extended break does bring fans is an influx of exciting transfer rumors, and 2020 is no different; there are some huge names linked with some of the league’s best teams, although most of this won’t ever come to fruition, it’s nice to dream of having some of these world-class players grace the MLS.
- Luis Suarez to Inter Miami
Luiz Suarez’s contract in Barcelona is already in jeopardy, and it looks more likely that he will have a new home next season by the day. Although Suarez is not the Suarez of the mid-2010s, he still had some great production at the Camp Nou last season; In just 16 games in La Liga/UEFA Champions League, Suarez contributed ten goals and two assists. This was in a dysfunctional Barcelona team in one of the world’s most talented leagues, so its more than safe to say that if he moved to the MLS, he would set the league alight. Plus, many fans would love to see the much-needed controversy he would bring, like that of Zlatan Ibrahimović a few seasons back.
- Edinson Cavani to LA Galaxy
Cavani’s contract at PSG expired at the end of the 2019/20 season, and with the French giants eyeing a permanent deal for Argentinian Mauro Icardi, this makes Cavani primed for a move away from France.
La Galaxy has reported that they see the 32-year-old as the perfect replacement for Ibrahimović, who left last season to return to Italy. However, it has been reported that Cavani would be looking for more than $11 million per year and whether the Galaxy would be ready to fork out that money is unknown; bear in mind Zlatan made just $7.2 million per season at LA Galaxy.
- Cesc Fabregas to Montreal Impact
Since Thierry Henry was appointed the manager at the Montreal Impact, rumors of former Arsenal greats have been thrown about, with the most likely being 32-year-old Cesc Fabregas.
The former Arsenal captain started just six games in the Ligue 1 last season at Monaco, making a move to the MLS more likely than not if he is looking for game time.
Although Montreal Impact owner Joey Saputo has ruled out signing a player of Fabregas’ stature after the financial disaster that was Didier Drogba back in 2015, maybe Henry can convince him that the Spanish world-cup winner has plenty left in the tank.