Klose reveals MLS options, but insists World Cup has all his focus
Lazio striker Miroslav Klose has revealed that he is nowhere near the end of his football career. The Germany international claims he could travel to the United States to join an MLS team after his stint at Lazio.
The 35-year-old forward, who joined Lazio from Bayern Munich in 2011, insists he sees himself playing for an MLS team in the future. Klose’s current contract with Lazio expires at the end of the season, which means the veteran could be sold during the winter transfer window or be forced to make a free-agent move at the end of the season.
Klose told Sport Bild in a recent interview that he had already received a couple of offers from MLS teams. Lazio have already expressed desire to re-sign Klose. However, the former Werder Bremen striker will take a moment to choose from the range of opportunities he has this summer before committing his future to the Serie A club once again.
Klose might have a future similar to that of Germany legend Gerd Muller. Klose admits he idolizes Muller, who moved from NASL to record a successful spell at Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 1979.
“As a matter of fact I already had two very good offers from the U.S.,” Klose said. “That is in any case an option. But my contract at Lazio runs for another year and who knows how it will continue. But I don’t want to rule out anything right now.”
Klose could surprise everyone by moving to his former team Kaiserslautern, the team where Klose rose to fame. The German hit-man claims he still keeps a close eye on Kaiserslautern, who are currently fighting to win Bundesliga II.
“Kaiserslautern is and has always been a matter very close to my heart,” Klose said. “The current case of Mesut [Ozil] shows once again that you should not rule out anything in football. One moment you are happy at a club and the next day you are gone.”
Klose insists his primary focus is to life the World Cup trophy in Brazil next year. The Poland-born striker claims his main desire is to bring glory to his country. Klose has scored 68 goals in 138 games for Germany.
“That is not only a nice goal, but is my main goal. With this team I want to win the World Cup in Brazil, that is my top priority,” Klose added. “We will give all we can, but naturally that is no guarantee for the title. As other big football nations also have this goal, and you need to respect that. But if we can implement what we are able to achieve, I don’t have any fears.”