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Tim Howard edging closer to MLS return as Everton look to Caballero – report

Tim Howard could be set to return to Major League Soccer this summer to finish his career as Everton are looking to bring in Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero as the American’s replacement, according to a report in the Daily Star.

Howard has been the latest US Men’s National Team hero to be linked with a move back to MLS but his contact with Everton runs until 2018, as he recently signed an extension.

Though the Toffees might be looking at moving on their shot-stopper a lot sooner than anticipated with the latest reports suggesting Roberto Martinez wants to bring Caballero to Goodison Park at the end of the current Premier League season.

Howard has been linked with a move to New York City FC, LA Galaxy, Toronto FC and Sporting Kansas City though the 35-year-old would surely demand Designated Player status were he to return to his homeland.

Only New York City and Sporting KC currently have a slot free and those two clubs are believed to be keen on acquiring Howard if the opportunity presents itself.

A transfer fee would have to be paid to sign the former MetroStars as he has three years remaining on his Everton deal and his signing would prove to be a hefty investment in a league where the goalkeeping position is not usually one to use a DP slot on.

If Caballero does indeed join the Blues in the summer, Howard would likely want to leave Everton after nine years in order to play regular football for the final few years of his successful career.

Will we see Tim Howard return to MLS this summer?

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