Eric Abidal edging towards MLS move

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French defender Eric Abidal could be on his way to Major League Soccer, with the former Barcelona star yet to sign a new deal with AS Monaco.

A report from French publication L’Equipe claims that Abidal “would consider ending his career in the United States, among others.”

The 34-year-old has yet to sign a new deal with Monaco, and his current contract is set to expire at the end of June, after he was signed on a one-year rolling deal with the option of a second year last summer.

Abidal has won 23 trophies, including two UEFA Champions League victories in his hugely successful career, and would add experience to any defence in MLS.

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(Photo: Eric Abidal would add vast amounts of experience to any side in MLS)

He is an aging defender, as has had health issues which could mean that he was not to be made a designated player, but he would still demand high wages for his services.

The Frenchman fell out with the now former-Monaco coach, Claudio Ranieri last season after he left the stadium without permission after being dropped, and Monaco may look to replace him now that his contract has expired.

If this is the case, MLS clubs will no doubt pounce to try and get Abidal on a free transfer.

He has not made the French national side for the World Cup and is thought to be ready for one last challenge before he retires, Major League Soccer could certainly be that challenge.

Would Eric Abidal be a welcome addition to MLS?

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