The Zlatan Ibrahimovic era in MLS has just ended and now there are grumblings that the Luis Suarz era could be ahead, according to an ESPN report.
The Barcelona superstar touted his friendships in MLS, presumably Inter Miami CF owner David Beckham, and at 32 says MLS's growth has made playing in the United States an attractive option.
"MLS is a competition which has grown a lot in the last few years and you can see that with the young players that have moved there in the last two years, above all the South Americans," Suarez said, according to ESPN. "That shows that the league wants to grow and not just bring in players of a certain age that are going to retire there. They look for that mix to make the league better."
The Argentina native, who has six goals in eight starts this season as Lionel Messi's teammate at Barcelona, has been a rumored fit in MLS for at least a year.
Beckham's Inter Miami CF, which begins play in 2020, could be interested in making the move happen at some point.
Not only did Ibrahimovic's two-year move to the Los Angeles Galaxy bring attention to MLS, the league also welcomed England star Wayne Rooney for a year-plus to D.C. United. Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger has brought attention to the Chicago Fire, which just received a rebrand this week ahead of its move in to Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears.
"I have a contract with Barca and I am very happy here (but) in the future you never know, it's an attractive league," Suarez said. "Given that I have been lucky to have had success at the top level for a long time, what I would look out for (next) is stability for my family and the well-being of my children. They would all make the decision along with me and the United States is a nice possibility."