The former AC Milan Champions League winner Massimo Ambrosini has confirmed his departure from rivals Fiorentina, and could now make the switch to Major League Soccer.
Ambrosini, who turns 37 later this month, has been linked with a move across the Atlantic. He could be in for a huge pay cheque if he decides to make a move and have one final curtain call, similar to his compatriot and former Montreal Impact defender Alessandro Nesta who used to play with him at AC Milan.
Ambrosini was first linked with MLS teams last summer, with LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire reportedly offering contracts to the former Italy midfielder, before he opted to prolong his playing career in his homeland by signing a contract with the Viola.
He is now set to leave Fiorentina and is ready to leave Italian football for a new challenge in his illustrious career.
“I think I’ve finished with Italian football now, unless there are some sudden surprises. It would be too odd for me to stay. I am now going to take a break.”
Earlier reports this year suggested Orlando City SC, the new franchise for the 2015 season, could make him one of their designated players if he was to join them and the reference to taking a “break” opens the door to a move to Orlando, who won’t start playing until next March.Embed from Getty Images
Ambrosini could however join Montreal Impact, and join the Italian contingency already in Canada, with Marco Di Vaio and Matteo Ferrari both currently playing for the Impact.
The veteran midfielder would add a vast amount of experience to and MLS side after spending his entire playing career in Serie A, spending 18 years with AC Milan before making the move to Fiorentina last season.
If Massimo Ambrosini was to move to MLS, which club do you think he could sign for?